CPB seeks the services of a consultant to evaluate local stations’ current capacities to continue to best serve their local audiences through broadcast technology.  This work will involve: surveying stations to determine the state of the current production and broadcast distribution equipment, financial plans to sustain current equipment and invest in future production and broadcast distribution equipment; analyzing collected data and developing a comprehensive report of stations’ equipment and financial capabilities; prioritizing equipment replacement and related station financial needs using factors such as immediacy of the need for replacement (e.g. end of life/failing equipment), station’s ability to finance the replacement, etc.; and identifying resource gaps that may impede future sustainability in an evolving media environment and outlining possible solutions for bridging them.

The results of this work will inform CPB’s decision-making as we work to assist stations, and the system as a whole, keep up with technological changes and develop future operating models.

Deadline: May 16, 2016
Eligibility: Any qualified entity may apply.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking a consultant to facilitate a meeting with CPB personnel and general managers of up to 23 African American public radio stations (AAPRS).  The objective is to assist these stations in: identifying shared goals and ideas; exploring ways to better identify and meet the needs of their audiences and communities; identifying ways they might work collaboratively to improve operational efficiencies; and developing specific strategies each station may implement to meet these goals.

Deadline: May 16, 2016
Eligibility: Any qualified entity may apply.

The Federal Communications Commission will hold a voluntary auction of spectrum currently held by television stations, and has encouraged stations to participate in the auction by surrendering all of their spectrum, sharing spectrum with another station, or moving to a less desirable portion of the spectrum. Once the auction is over, many television stations will be forced to change channel assignments during the channel repacking. It is possible that this process will create areas that are no longer able to access public television, as the contours of stations change, and as station translators are forced off the air.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a consultant(s) (Consultant) knowledgeable in television broadcasting technology, business operations and policy to assist CPB with: 1) identifying areas where there may be a potential loss of public television service after the auction and the resulting channel repacking, and providing CPB with a detailed report and recommendations on how to restore service to those areas, and 2) research and prepare scenarios/solutions for potential issues stations may face in the channel repacking following the auction, and 3) after completing the report, provide assistance to CPB and stations on an as-needed basis with issues resulting from the auction including the repacking. The Consultant will work closely with CPB throughout the process and in determining the parameters of the report, keeping CPB apprised of any issues as they arise.

Deadline: May 02, 2016
Eligibility: Any qualified entity (or joint proposals submitted by collaborating entities) may apply.

CPB is accepting applications from noncommercial public radio stations to enter the CPB Community Service Grant Program (Program).

Deadline: May 16, 2016
Eligibility: Stations who meet the appropriate qualifications detailed in the FY 2016 Radio Community Service Grant General Provisions and Eligibility Criteria AND CPB's 2017 Radio CSG Application

This Request for Proposals ("RFP") seeks 1) an assessment of CPB's current compensation and benefit programs, 2) a market analysis of compensation and benefit programs in the not-for-profit sector with a primary focus on public media or public media related organizations, and 3) information about other benefit programs that would be suitable for CPB and consistent with CPB's statutory limitations. 
 

Deadline: Mar 23, 2016

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking proposals from public media stations to participate in a digital-first content and engagement effort that helps bridge America's military-civilian divide (the "Project"). CPB expects to fund up to 10 Projects at $35,000 per grant for a station to co-produce local stories and participate in community engagement and promotion efforts in support of a digital docuseries. Through this Project, stations will help bridge the divide by working with community partners to illuminate the nuanced, compelling and authentic lives of post-9/11 veterans, enrich the public's understanding of the role of veterans as assets in the community, and engage the public in a new conversation about supporting returning veterans through opportunity.

Deadline: Jan 06, 2016
Eligibility: CPB-qualified public television and radio stations.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks a highly respected, independent children's media scholar to write a policy brief that objectively analyzes and summarizes the overall results, findings, and collective lessons learned from the three U.S. Department of Education 2010 - 2015 Ready To Learn awards.

Deadline: Oct 08, 2015
Eligibility: Any qualified person or entity may apply.

CPB seeks the services of a creative producer to provide audio video content to advance CPB's priorities in education and journalism, as well as to support public media stations' work. The producer must be available upon short notice and will often be expected to provide the final product within a few days of receiving the assignment.

Deadline: Sep 25, 2015
Eligibility: Any qualified person or entity may apply.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks to contract with a travel management company (TMC) that can provide a complete range of travel management services to meet the needs of CPB's travelers.

The contract will extend for a period of three years, with the option, at CPB's sole discretion, to extend the term for two additional one-year terms.

Deadline: Sep 21, 2015
Eligibility: Any qualified person or entity may apply.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("CPB") seeks a consultant ("Consultant") to facilitate a first-ever meeting of local/regional editorial leaders ("Editorial Leadership Meeting") to drive the momentum of collaboration to the next level: building a neural network of public media journalism. The Consultant must be a facilitator with significant experience facilitating large groups of 30 or more managerial-level participants with a wide range of differing views.

Deadline: Aug 14, 2015
Eligibility: Any qualified person or entity may apply.