Texas received $15.8 million in public broadcasting funds last year, 6th most in U.S.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $15,794,827 in fiscal year 2018 to support public television and radio in Texas, the sixth-highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

The CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation that oversees the federal government’s financial support for public television, radio, and related online and mobile services.

CPB support for public broadcasting includes grants and other types of allocations for television programming, community-service radio, and other functions of the public broadcasting system. It is the largest single source of such funding, according to the CPB.

The taxpayer funding amounts to $1.35 per American annually, the CPB said. Almost 1,500 locally owned public TV and radio stations broadcasting to all regions of the nation benefit from the financial support, according to the CPB.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Funding by State

State Total CPB Funding Rank
Virginia $122,715,284 1
California $48,528,215 2
New York $35,862,113 3
District of Columbia $32,213,723 4
Massachusetts $21,558,469 5
Texas $15,794,827 6
Florida $15,249,491 7
Illinois $13,040,326 8
Minnesota $12,960,176 9
Ohio $12,399,768 10
Utah $12,382,110 11
Pennsylvania $11,172,110 12
Michigan $9,233,703 13
Alaska $9,023,960 14
Indiana $8,223,894 15
Washington $7,980,156 16
Missouri $7,800,439 17
Kentucky $6,962,520 18
North Carolina $6,838,983 19
Wisconsin $6,797,081 20
New Mexico $6,624,639 21
Tennessee $6,079,097 22
Colorado $6,016,101 23
Arizona $5,813,190 24
Oregon $5,577,078 25
Georgia $5,113,229 26
Nebraska $4,705,627 27
Iowa $4,097,828 28
Louisiana $4,086,193 29
Maryland $4,029,267 30
Nevada $3,405,816 31
Kansas $3,286,297 32
Hawaii $3,196,968 33
Oklahoma $2,986,826 34
Alabama $2,842,152 35
Mississippi $2,579,441 36
South Carolina $2,561,226 37
Connecticut $2,491,223 38
Arkansas $2,490,707 39
Idaho $2,406,288 40
New Jersey $2,397,582 41
South Dakota $2,242,250 42
Maine $1,948,912 43
Montana $1,926,687 44
North Dakota $1,885,819 45
West Virginia $1,883,525 46
Vermont $1,740,904 47
Wyoming $1,477,302 48
New Hampshire $1,390,908 49
Rhode Island $872,506 50
Delaware $84,951 51

Source: Corporation for Public Broadcasting

This article was first published by The Center Square.



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