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Applications Due Soon for PTFP Grants

Congress has appropriated $16.8 million for FY 2008 grants, down from $22 million in 2007.
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Applications for NTIA’s Public Telecommunications Facilities Program grants are due Feb. 22.

Congress has appropriated $16.8 million for FY 2008 grants, down from $22 million in 2007.

For FY 2007, NTIA awarded PTFP funds to 117 projects, including 57 radio grants, 56 television awards and four non-broadcast grants. The radio grants ranged from about $6,700 to $393,000. The television awards ranged from $24,000 to $1.2 million.

Obtain applications at www.ntia.doc.gov/ptfp.

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