The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking proposals from public media organizations to participate in a nationwide grant project that will build on public media's strengths to meet the emerging needs of veterans in local communities (the "Project"). CPB expects to fund up to 12 Projects at $25,000 per grant. Through this Project, stations will work with key partner organizations to recognize veterans' service and share their stories, opportunities, and challenges through national and local content, and increase the number of veterans connecting with local resources to support their successful transition to civilian life.
Selected station grantees ("Grantees") will work under the direction of Wisconsin Public Television ("Lead Station"). The Lead Station will oversee, coordinate and support the Grantees with relevant training, tools, templates, coaching and technical support. Grantees will work with the Lead Station to refine and implement an action plan intended to connect national content to community needs, stimulate local partnerships and aggregate the best resources for veterans, empower the community to work together, and motivate veterans to find the resources and support they need (i.e., education, career opportunities, health, and finances). Grantees will work with the Lead Station to identify shared outcomes and track progress (i.e., increase the number of veterans connecting with support services.
The Project is expected to begin on April 1, 2014 and be completed by December 31, 2014, with the expectation that Grantees will fundraise to continue their work for at least one more year beyond the end of the grant.