Content and Production Grants

CPB invests limited funds in the production of innovative, diverse content that aligns with CPB's mission—to provide universal access to high-quality educational programming, especially to underserved audiences. CPB-supported content must be distributed through public media outlets, so collaborations between independent producers and public media stations are highly encouraged. Support from the funds listed below is subject to availability and system content needs.

TV & Online Video Content

The General Program Fund backs public television content of significant educational or cultural value that U.S. viewers would not find elsewhere. Grants from the General Program Fund support children's programming.


The Radio Program Fund supports the development of new public radio services and series, urgent or timely content, the work of independent radio producers, programming for underserved and unserved audiences, and the development of innovative content forms.

How Do I Get More Information?

CPB distributes these funds on a rolling basis. Please email and describe, briefly, who you are and what your proposed project is.


CPB does not distribute content. Producers seeking public media distribution for a completed project should contact public media entities such as:


Other funding sources