20 U.S. Code § 7257c - Digital educational programming grants
To be eligible to receive a grant under section 7257(b) of this title, an entity shall be a local public telecommunications entity, as defined in section 397(12) of title 47, that is able to demonstrate a capacity for the development and distribution of educational and instructional television programming of high quality.
Grants under section 7257(b) of this title shall be awarded on a competitive basis as determined by the Secretary.
To be eligible to receive a grant under section 7257(b) of this title, an entity shall contribute to the activities assisted under such grant non-Federal matching funds in an amount equal to not less than 100 percent of the amount of the grant. Such matching funds may include funds provided for the transition to digital broadcasting, as well as in-kind contributions.
A grant under section 7257(b) of this title shall be awarded for a period of 3 years in order to provide a sufficient period of time for the creation of a substantial body of significant content.
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