What is PTFP?
For the past 40 years, PTFP has played a major role in the development of public broadcasting throughout the United States. With the program's assistance, a public television signal now reaches about 95% of our nation's population and public radio reaches approximately 90% of the population. The program also funds radio reading services, closed captioning and descriptive video services for the disabled, and numerous distance learning facilities that provide instructional programming for students and professionals.Who May Apply?
Eligible applicants must be:What type of projects does PTFP fund?a) a public (noncommercial) broadcast station or group of such stations; orClick here for specific information in the PTFP Rules about eligibility.
PTFP is a competitive, matching grant program that supports the planning for and construction ofWhat are the guidelines for PTFP funding?a) public (noncommercial) radio and television stations;PTFP classifies applications into several categories and funding priorities. Click here for specific information in the PTFP Rules (§2301.4) about funding priorities.
Construction Projects. PTFP awards funds to eligible entities to purchase equipment required to provide public telecommunications services.How are applications evaluated?
Page last updated: April 25, 2011