Nationwide, 1.3 million young people – nearly one in every three high school students – fail to graduate each year. This crisis impacts individuals, their families, their communities and the nation as a whole. To address the drop-out challenge, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) will soon launch an initiative that mobilizes the unique strengths of public broadcasting to identify and develop local strategies to keep kids in school and on the path to graduation.
As part of CPB's work, the National Center for Media Engagement (NCME) will provide Community Engagement Grants to public media stations committed to connecting with and engaging their communities to collaboratively address the dropout crisis. Specifically, NCME will award a total of 30 to 50 grants, at $10,000 and $20,000 levels. You can review the complete RFP online and apply immediately.
To help public media stations learn more about this important grant opportunity, NCME hosted a webinar on Friday, April 15 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss grant details, review the application process, and respond to questions.