A Holiday Gift from Congress


Congress gave public broadcasting an early holiday gift with the passage of the conference report on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies appropriations bill. The conference report contains solid funding for public broadcasting programs. Advance funding for CPB in FY2008 was preserved at $400 million, and FY2006 funding levels are: Corporation for Public Broadcasting (FY06): $400 million; CPB Digital: $30 million Interconnection: $35 million; Ready To Learn: $24.5 million; Ready To Teach: $11 million; Funding for the PTFP program was set at $22 million in another appropriations bill already signed into law.

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