CPB will be accepting applications for Round 17 DDF grants from CSG-qualified, non-commercial educational (NCE) television licensees for the projects.
CPB will only accept applications for new centralcast projects that control five or more CSG qualified (as described in Appendix B) transmitters. Applications must demonstrate that the requested funding will support only digital master control equipment.
For digital master control projects, applicants shall describe:
- How the proposed organizational structure and digital centralcast facilities, outlined in the business plan, provide operational efficiencies as compared to single-station operations.
- What equipment and services are necessary to complete digital centralcast facilities.
Stations should consider that this may be the last opportunity to receive DDF funding for joint centralcasting projects.