Dropout Awareness and Youth Engagement Initiative Manager
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can you please provide either a figure or a budget range for the Initiative Manager?
CPB expects that any organization responding to this RFP will best determine the appropriate costs for the activities outlined in the RFP, and will submit a competitive bid. If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to call the contacts listed on the RFP.
2. Are respondents to this RFP required to have a Public Media Community Hub in place at the time of submission of the Initiative Manager proposal?
No. The Initiative Manager will be expected to initiate a Public Media Community Hub in its primary service area.
3. What responsibilities will the Initiative Manager have regarding national productions?
The Initiative Manager will work closely with CPB to ensure that the overall content strategy aligns national production and Public Media Community Hub efforts to meet the stated goals and intended outcomes for the Initiative. The Initiative Manager will be responsible for informing CPB and national producers of the work and issues being addressed in the Public Media Community Hubs. The Initiative Manager will also be responsible for ensuring that national productions are fully-leveraged for engagement and promoted in the Public Media Community Hubs.
4. What is the intended role for public media radio stations in this Initiative?
Public media radio stations are critical to this Initiative at both the local and national levels. Public Media Community Hubs are intended to be close collaborations between television and radio stations. In addition, national radio producers are a key component of this Initiative.
5. Can you clarify the role of the Initiative Manger in the development of the Interactive Educational Curricula, Marketing and Implementation?
The Initiative Manager is responsible for designing, managing and hosting the online toolbox for educators. CPB has identified existing educational curricula and resources to be available at the launch of the toolbox. However, we expect the toolbox will continue to evolve throughout the Initiative, and the Initiative Manager will recommend additional resources. The Initiative Manager will also market the toolbox to educators, and support the implementation of curricula in the Public Media Community Hubs. All stations will have access to the toolbox and can determine which curricula and resources to use based on local needs.
6. Is the Initiative Manger responsible for creating the Game Design and Creation Tool as part of this project?
No, the creation of the Game Design and Creation Tool will be funded separately.
7. Will there be future RFPs for other components of this Initiative?
Yes, RFPs will be issued for Initiative components, such as but not limited to, the Initiative Evaluator.
8. Will there be a separate RFP for national news and public affairs reporting?
News and public affairs reporting is an important component of this Initiative, but does not fall within the scope of the Initiative Manager.
9. What is the role of NCME in this Initiative?
NCME will work closely with CPB and the Initiative Manager on both the national and community efforts of this Initiative. As part of the Initiative, NCME will issue a grant program, open to all stations, in January 2011. These grants will provide support for stations to address a particular dropout-related issue in their local communities. The Initiative Manager and NCME will collaborate closely to capture and showcase best practices and stories of impact across all phases of the Initiative.
10. How will the Public Media Community Hubs be identified?
Stations in high need markets will be invited to submit an application to become a Public Media Community Hub. The national report in Education Week provides data and demographics on the dropout crisis. Stations must be able to demonstrate plans and capacity to leverage existing community efforts to address the dropout crisis, and must be prepared to produce local news and public affairs programming, convene community meetings, including conducting a Teacher Town Hall meeting, and implement educational activities.
11. If separate organizations are planning to collaborate as the Initiative Manager, should they submit one joint proposal or separate proposals?
Public media organizations collaborating on proposals should submit one joint proposal.