Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP)
FY 2002 Grant Information
The 116 grant recipients are noncommercial telecommunications organizations
located in 44 states and Puerto Rico. One of the grants was awarded to
the University of Hawaii for PEACESAT.
Fifty-nine public television grants (52 for digital conversion, 7 for basic
equipment replacement) were awarded.
Funds were awarded to support the digital television conversion of statewide
systems in 20 states:
The two largest television awards, each for $1.8 million, went to the
Iowa Public Broadcasting Board and the Texas Public Broadcasting Association
for digital conversion of stations in their respective states.
Digital television conversion projects also support individual stations
in 17 states:
Fifty-two pubic radio grants were awarded.
Thirty-seven awards to help stations replace basic equipment.
Fifteen awards to extend public radio signals to more than 514,000 unserved
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DISTANCE LEARNING AWARDS
The Ouray, Colorado grant is for the establishment of a low-power FM (LPFM)
station, which will bring first local radio signal to 1,000 people.
Largest radio grant is $220,568 to Southeast Missouri State University
to provide first public radio service to 70,000 people in Farmington, MO.
EMERGENCY GRANTS TO RESPOND TO SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 ATTACKS
Four distance learning grants were awarded.
The largest distance learning federal award of $404,047 is being awarded
to the St. Clair County Intermediate School District, Port Huron, MI, to
extend its distance learning system to each of the county's elementary
and middle schools.
In addition to the above 116 projects, NTIA awarded three grants, for a
total of $3,269,265 in Federal funds from a special supplemental appropriation,
to three stations in New York City-WNET-TV, WNYC-FM, and WKCR-FM. These
grants are helping to re-establish the stations' transmission facilities
that were destroyed by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World