Radio Community Service Grant Application for Fiscal Year 2021 – For New Applicants

New applications are no longer being accepted. Check this page for updates about this initiative.


See guidelines for specific qualifications.


August 13, 2020

Grant Guidelines

CPB is accepting applications from noncommercial educational radio stations to enter the Radio Community Service Grant (CSG) Program. CPB distributes most of its funds in support of public broadcasting directly to public radio and television stations in the form of CSGs. Stations that apply must provide significant public service programming of an educational, informational or cultural nature in order to be considered for the Radio CSG Program.

Applicants seeking to enter the Radio CSG Program during CPB's fiscal year (FY) 2021 must be compliant at the time of application with the criteria listed in the Radio CSG Application for Fiscal Year 2021, the FY 2020 Radio CSG General Provisions and Eligibility Criteria (General Provisions) (, and these policies ( Please refer to the General Provisions and the Communications Act Compliance ( booklet when completing this application. These documents may be found on CPB’s website (

CSGs must be used by station recipients for general station operations and programming expenses. All stations must meet a variety of legal, managerial, staffing, and operational criteria each year to continue receiving CSG funds.

The application deadline is August 13, 2020 at 5 PM Eastern Time.

Please download the Grant Guidelines below for detailed information, including application requirements.
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