CPB Statement on President Biden’s Budget Proposal

March 11, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2024) — Patricia Harrison, President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made the following statement today on President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget, which proposes $595 million in FY 2027 for CPB’s advance appropriation; $60 million for the public broadcasting interconnection system and infrastructure in FY 2025; and $31 million for the Department of Education’s Ready To Learn program in FY 2025.

“Public media, local and national, is committed to serving the American people with the trusted content they need to be informed citizens contributing to our civil society. We are very appreciative of the President’s budget request, which recommends increased funding for CPB.

“CPB’s role is to steward these taxpayer monies for public media in ways that serve every American. This means that whether you live in urban or rural areas of our country you have access to free high-quality content that educates, informs, and inspires.

“CPB invests in life-long learning for all citizens beginning with research-based educational resources that are available to families, ensuring young learners are ready to succeed in school and will be prepared for future jobs and careers.

“Public media’s trusted, fact-based local, national, and international journalism serves a vital role providing citizens with the information they need to fully participate in our democracy; and the federal investment in CPB supports critical infrastructure for our nation’s emergency alert system.

“The President’s budget recognizes the value delivered to all Americans through free, universal access to public media and the imperative that we continue to innovate and serve in ways that enhance the life of every citizen. We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to ensure public media receives the support it needs to fulfill its essential mission.”

About CPB
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private, nonprofit corporation authorized by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,500 locally managed and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. CPB is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology and program development for public radio, television, and related online services. For more information, visit cpb.org, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn and subscribe for email updates.