Community Engagement

“Veterans Coming Home” Content and Engagement Grants

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking proposals from public media stations to participate in a digital-first content and engagement effort that helps bridge America's military-civilian divide (the "Project"). CPB expects to fund up to 10 Projects at $35,000 per grant for a station to co-produce local stories and participate in community engagement and promotion efforts in support of a digital docuseries. Through this Project, stations will help bridge the divide by working with community partners to illuminate the nuanced, compelling and authentic lives of post-9/11 veterans, enrich the public's understanding of the role of veterans as assets in the community, and engage the public in a new conversation about supporting returning veterans through opportunity.

Consultant to Develop and Implement a Shared Impact Measurement Model for American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks a model for measuring the community impact of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen that can provide evidence about the unique service and value public radio and television stations provide to local communities. The successful applicant will: 1) develop and implement an approach for evaluating the impact of American Graduate in addressing the dropout crisis that includes identifying, defining, and measuring short-, mid-, and long-term outcomes, and based on this work 2) build a toolkit that local public media stations can use to measure the impact of future community engagement projects. In consultation with CPB and public media stations, the work of this two-year project involves designing and deploying a community impact measurement model for approximately 30 American Graduate stations' to achieve targeted outcomes.

Public Media Content and Engagement Grants for Stations to Work with Veterans

CPB seeks proposals from public media organizations to participate in a nationwide grant project that will build on public media's strengths to meet the emerging needs of veterans in local communities. Through this project, stations will work with key partner organizations to recognize veterans' service and share their stories, opportunities, and challenges through national and local content, and increase the number of veterans connecting with local resources to support their successful transition to civilian life. CPB expects to fund up to 12 stations at $25,000 per grant.

American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen: Station Grants

CPB is requesting proposals from public media stations to participate in American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen. This grant program will support additional national and local American Graduate content, expand the number of participating stations to achieve greater geographic diversity and student reach, and promote teacher and parent resources for use in and outside the classroom based on assessments of community-level needs.

Moderated Online Focus Groups and Data Analysis

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("CPB") is seeking proposals to conduct moderated online focus groups over the next year. Each focus group is expected to require multiple sessions. The consultant must design the focus groups in order to gather the thoughts, opinions, knowledge and beliefs of a number of leaders throughout public media on critical issues facing public media, as well as the impact, success, strengths and challenges facing specific projects funded in whole or in part by CPB.