Tv Converter Box Coupon Program Consumer Education And Technical Assistance


This funding will help educate the public about the digital television transition and the availability of $40 coupons that are available toward the purchase of a digtial TV converter box for analog television sets. Funds are also available to organizations that assist vulnerable populations who require technical assisance with the purchase and installation of coverter boxes.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/11/2010 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Not applicable.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiary are vulnerable populations that requires assistance with the digital television transition.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Not Applicable.
Award Procedure
The are non-competitive awards to continue with work already authorized under existing grants.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The funds can be use by eligible entities for costs associated with consumer education and technical assistance,.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Recipients must submit quarterly progress reports. Recipients must submit quarterly financial reports. The program will regularly monitor the grants and be in close contact with the recipients.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Not Applicable.
Records retention requirements are identified in the award document.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The grants ended on August 31, 2009. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Wayne A. Ritchie U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave. NW
Room 4812, NTIA/OTIA, Washignton, District of Columbia 20230 Email: Phone: 2024825515
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $2,500,000; FY 10 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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