03.17.2011 01:00 PM
PTFP Grant Applications are Due Today
are due today for Public Telecommunications Facilities Program grants from the
National Telecommunications Information Agency. Noncommercial broadcasters are
eligible for the competitive grants, which help support public broadcasting
stations, Indian Tribes and nonprofits construct broadcast and
The program doesn’t yet have a budget for FY 2011 and officials won’t know how
many dollars are requested by stations until after the deadline. For fiscal
2010, applicants sought $39.9 million; the program funded about $20.5 million.
Although the program only had $18 million for grants in FY 2010, it awarded the
additional sums through money recovered from grants that finished under budget,
according to its website.
For more information, see the NTIA’s Public Telecommunications Facilities
website. Radio World provides details on the program and
changes for 2011.