Radio Community Service Grant Application for Fiscal Year 2018

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


See guidelines for specific qualifications.


May 12, 2017

Grant Guidelines

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

Applicants seeking to enter the Program during CPB's fiscal year (FY) 2018 must comply with the criteria listed in the Radio CSG Application for FY 2018 and the FY 2017 Radio CSG General Provisions and Eligibility Criteria (General Provisions) at the time of application. 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 5:30 PM EDT on Monday, May 12, 2017.

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