Fiscal Year 2012
The following is final information on the grant calculations for the FY 2012 Television Community Service Grants, Television Local Service Grants, and Television Distance Service Grants. The FY 2012 Television grant calculations are based on three assumptions:
- First, and most important, that CPB receives the Fiscal Year 2012 public broadcasting appropriation of $438.3 million on October 1, 2011.
- Second, that the final amount of FY 2010 nonfederal financial support (NFFS) for your grantee will not be modified subsequently, and
- Third, that there will be 171 television grantees participating in the CSG program.
Important Note: As it is stated on each grantee’s FY 2012 CSG Agreement, the grant offer is contingent upon CPB's receipt of its authorized appropriation for Fiscal Year 2012 and is subject to decreases.
Community Service Grant
The statutory allocated base grant is $482,142*
*The base grant referenced above applies to all grantees except those in designated Multi-Provider Markets. Grantees in designated Multi-Provider Markets will divide equally one single base grant.
Incentive Rate of Return
The final Incentive Rate of Return (IRR) applicable to TV grantees is .114860. Fluctuation in IRR from year to year is a function of total TV system NFFS and the CPB appropriation. Please note there is a two year lag between station financial data used for CSGs and the CPB fiscal year.
Program Service Differentiation
In recognition of the need to encourage diverse program services reflecting the wide-ranging needs of un-served and underserved audiences, CPB will continue to provide an incentive to those secondary grantees in designated Multi-Provider Markets that substantially differentiate their programming from that of any other grantee in the market. (A primary grantee is defined as the grantee with the greatest NFFS in the market. A secondary grantee is a grantee with NFFS less than the primary grantee.)
The desired outcome:
- To encourage diverse program services reflecting the wide-ranging needs of unserved and underserved audiences
Qualifying grantees' NFFS will be weighted as follows:
- up to its first $2 million, the NFFS would be multiplied by a factor of 1.75
- between $2 million and $4 million the NFFS would be multiplied by a factor of 1.25
The formula used to calculate a grantee's CSG (except in the situations cited above) is:
Grantee's FY 2010 Weighted NFFS X 0.114860 + Base Grant
Local Service Grant
In recognition of the special needs and challenges of small grantees and the role they play in providing universal access to free over the air local public television services, CPB will continue to provide a local service grant to grantees whose annual non-Federal financial support (NFFS) is less than $2 million or their three-year average NFFS is below $2 million The desired outcome is to strengthen local services such as:
- Educational outreach activities or educational programs
- Local content and production
- Operational efficiencies
- Implementation of best practices
- Financial planning
- Professional development
The grant amount is calculated as a share of a total pool of $3 million. Each eligible grantee's share is inversely proportional to its share of the aggregate NFFS of all eligible grantees.
Distance Service Grant
In recognition of the goal of universal service, of the efficiency of multiple transmitter operations and of the additional costs of serving multiple communities, a distance service grant will be provided to operators of three or more digital transmitters.
The desired outcome is to strengthen local services in distant communities such as:
- Educational workshops and training
- Local Content
The grant level will be based on the number of digital transmitters and/or digital translators a grantee operates. For purposes of calculation, the operation of 10 digital translators is equivalent to one digital transmitter.
The grant amount will be calculated as a percentage of the CSG base grant, with those grantees operating a greater number of transmitters receiving a larger grant. The maximum distance service grant for those grantees operating 12 or more transmitters will not exceed 80% of the base grant.
|Number of Transmitters||% of Base Grant|
|12 or more||80|
All questions about this information should be directed to the Office of Grants Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to always identify your station call letters and/or grantee ID number so that we can respond quickly to your inquiry.