Over the past decade, PTFP has awarded most of its funds to assist public television stations convert to digital broadcasting. During this period, PTFP was able to assist in the digital conversion of approximately 280 public television stations by funding over 200 digital transmitters and antennas, as well as digital master control and production equipment.
For over 40 years, PTFP has played a major role in the development
of public broadcasting throughout the United States. With the programs
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 has also funded radio reading services
and descriptive video services for the disabled and numerous distance
learning facilities that provide instructional programming for students
This section contains information on all the grants that PTFP has
funded since 1994. Information for grant awards are provided by year. Each
listing includes a short description of the project, amount of the grant award,
and project contact information.
Awards since 1998 can be searched by state or type of project (radio, television,
digital television including digital conversion projects, and distance learning
FY 2010 Awards:
||On September 27 NTIA awarded 126 PTFP grants for almost $20.45 million.
|| NTIA awarded between $14 and $42 million each year.