Digital Equipment Grant Deadline Extended

Digital Equipment Grant Deadline Extended
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CPB has extended the grant application deadline for stations seeking digital conversion funds. The deadline is now May 27; originally it was April 29.
A CPB spokeswoman told RW Online the deadline was extended to give applicants enough time to prepare proposals after returning from the NAB convention because what they see at the show is a big influence on their tech decision-making.
The CPB board earlier this year approved an allocation of $14 million to fund the Digital Radio Conversion fund for fiscal 2005.
The funding levels for individual grants are unchanged from the previous grant rounds. A CPB-qualified licensee may apply for a grant of up to $75,000 per transmitter converted, but the total grant may not exceed 70 percent of the total eligible digital conversion cost. Minority and level 5 rural stations may apply for a grant of up to $85,000 per transmitter converted, but the total grant may not exceed 80 percent of the total eligible digital conversion cost.
The deadline to apply is May 27. For a form: www.cpb.org/grants/digitalradioconversion/

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