In order to continue CPB's commitment to Native American audiences and take the next step toward a stronger and more responsive program service, CPB is releasing this discrete Request-for-Proposals for a daily (4-6 hours) Native music program service relevant to Native American audiences, that can be a main component of the AIROS program service feed to stations. Furthermore, this new music program service will replace Native Sounds - Native Voices in the AIROS program feed.
CPB seeks to extend public radio's service to Native American audiences and stations looking for a new music service by supporting the creation of a meaningful, significant, and sustainable music program service that will be distributed via American Indian Radio on Satellite (AIROS). This CD-based music program should be 4-6 hours, seven days per week, and take advantage of automation systems and technologies developed by and/or in use by other public radio music program productions, such as World Café and JazzWorks.
Any person or institution may respond to this Request for Proposals (RFP). Joint proposals from multiple parties are encouraged.
Programs currently funded by CPB are eligible for additional CPB funding, provided that their objectives are consistent with the purpose and priorities outlined above.
Single year projects are NOT eligible.
Applicants selected for funding MUST be ready to commence distribution of their programs through AIROS no later than July 1, 2005.
CPB Review and Selection
The process will begin with CPB staff review, after which applicants may be invited to submit additional detail and to provide content samples, if appropriate. CPB may forward such additional materials to outside experts, who will advise CPB regarding each project's merits and consistency with this RFP's purpose and priorities. Most funding decisions will occur no sooner than 4 weeks after submission. While we seek input and advice, funding decisions are CPB's alone.
This grant is closed. Applications are no longer being accepted. Check this page for updates about this initiative.
- A program service with a music mix that is relevant to and/or universal to Native American audiences across the country, and with a realistic potential to increase the value of the AIROS program service to Native American stations.
- A program service that can be localized by stations and used as part of an automation system that enables stations to extend their on-air hours in an affordable manner, e.g., overnight programming or other day-parts.
- Program production that takes advantage of existing automation, technology and other system infrastructure and capacity to maximize production efficiencies, lower costs, and increases long-term sustainability.
- Projects that can demonstrate a commitment in the Native Station community to air the programming to be created.
- Programs that may extend the AIROS program service to non-native stations.
- Programs that have the potential to demonstrate long-term sustainability.
CPB will evaluate proposals on the basis of individual and comparative merit. CPB reserves the right to fund outstanding proposals that address the aforementioned Purpose and Priorities of this Request for Proposals but which may go beyond the priorities stated here.
- Request for Proposals 52KB Please note: the deadline for proposals has passed.