Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program

The summary for the Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Department of Commerce, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program: A total of $44 million is available for reimbursements to eligible low-power television stations.Eligible stations may apply for a reimbursement for up to $6,000 for the digital modification of an existing analog low-power television facility or up to $20,000 for the replacement of analog equipment with eligible digital equipment of an existing analog low-power television facility.
Federal Grant Title: Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 09-3009
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 11.559
CFDA Descriptions: Low-Power Television and Translator Upgrade Program
Current Application Deadline: Completed applications must be received at NTIA no
Original Application Deadline: Completed applications for the Priority Round must
Posted Date: May 27, 2009
Creation Date: Dec 02, 2009
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $44,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 2500
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Reimbursement assistance for digital conversion of an existing analog Low-Power Television or Television Translator station
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
An eligible station is a low-power television broadcast station, Class A television station, television translator station, or television booster station (1) that is itself broadcasting exclusively in analog format; and (2) that has not converted from analog to digital operations prior to February 8, 2006. In order to qualify for the Upgrade Program, an eligible station must provide service to a rural community that is eligible under the Act.
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Grant Announcement Contact
Larry Dyer Program Officer Phone 202-482-1762

Larry A. dyer [ldyer@ntia.doc.gov]
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