2020 Application Instructions
Deadline: July 1, 2020 at 5 PM PST

Applications must be submitted through the online application process by July 1, 2020 at 5 PM PST. Those received after this date will not be accepted.

Applicants will be required to create a user account and sign up. To begin, please click on 'Submit' below. Once you have an account, follow the instructions below, complete your application, and submit.

Please read LPB’s 2020 Funding Cycle Guidelines and FAQs for our Public Media Content Fund by clicking here. For our Current Issues Fund Guidelines and FAQs click here

Each applicant is required to complete sections 1 – 5 as detailed below. Please save each required form in PDF or Word format (Excel is an acceptable format for the 'Detailed Project Budget') using the following naming convention of the form name and applicant's first and last name: <applicant's first and last name> + <form name> (e.g.: JaneDoe_BudgetSummary.pdf).

If you are experiencing any problems with the online application process, please contact Program Coordinator, Erika Alarcon at erika.alarcon@lpbp.org.


Please fill out the required fields in the online application form below and save. 


Please download the PDF or Word document form and provide all the necessary budget information required. Do not edit PDF files in your browser as your edits will not be saved. Save file as indicated in the instructions above and upload. (e.g.: JaneDoe_BudgetSummary.pdf)

Budget Summary (PDF)

Budget Summary (Word)

Budget Category Descriptions

A. Research and Development: All costs related to writing treatments, script, storyboarding, research and location scouting and preparing a work sample.

B. Production: All costs related to production, such as equipment and facilities rental, videotape or film and audio stock, props, sets, wardrobe, location fees, travel, etc.

C. Post-Production: All costs related to post-production such as salaries for editor and other post-production personnel. Other costs associated with post-production: editing facilities, film lab costs, titles and optical, sound recording and mixing, etc. Please include costs for transfer to a video master. (Note: LPB will not pay for non-broadcast elements, e.g., prints.)

D. Other: Any items that do not fit into other budget categories.

E. Total Project Cost: The total cost of the project. 

F. Income Secured: All confirmed grant amounts awarded to date. Please specify individual grant sources and amounts. DO NOT include the value of in-kind services. List additional sources and amounts on a separate sheet if necessary.

G. Expected Income: List all currently pending and anticipated grant awards. Please specify individual grant sources and amounts expected. DO NOT include the value of in-kind services in this total.

H. Amount to Raise: Total amount of funds still needed to complete the project. (Total Project Cost minus Income Secured)

I. Total Request from LPB: Amount you are requesting from LPB in this cycle.


Please download the PDF or Word document form and answer all questions on the form. Do not edit PDF files in your browser as your edits will not be saved. Save file and upload as indicated in the instructions above. (e.g.: JaneDoe_ApplicationSummary.pdf)

Application Summary (PDF)

Application Summary (Word)


Describe why this topic is important, timely or relevant. Things to consider include: Why are you the best person to make a film about this? Explain the cultural or social relevance and context for the topic, and why this project is timely or urgent. Detail the topics, issues, themes, challenges, stakes, or questions that your project will cover. (*Core Application)

How are you going to tell this story? Describe your creative vision for the finished project – its visual look and feel. Explain your intended use of cinematic language or any particular artistic approach that informs the storytelling. If applicable, mention any creative elements and assets, interactive elements, new technologies or non-traditional mediums that you intend to utilize. Explain how these elements will enhance the experience and interaction between viewers and the world of the story. (*Core Application)

Suggested length: Approximately 1 to 2 pages. Not to exceed (6) six pages. Please save in PDF format or Word format and save as indicated in the instructions above. (e.g.: JaneDoe_ProjectDescription.pdf)

Applicants submitting DRAMATIC PROJECTS must also include a script. The six-page limit applies to the project description treatment. Applicants will need to save their six-page project description and script as one document. Please save in PDF or Word format and save as indicated above. (e.g.: JaneDoe_ProjectDescription.pdf)


Please provide a breakdown of your project’s projected expenses, from development through release, in U.S. dollars, including a budget total. Provide budget notes for any areas that may be viewed as out of the ordinary or which requires further explanation (*Core Application). Not to exceed (6) six pages. Indicate items to which LPB funding would be applied. Also include “In-Kind” (volunteered) services, but calculate their value in a separate column. Budget should include total cost of the project including R&D, Production and Post-Production costs. Budget should also include public television broadcast requirements such as Closed Captioning, E&O Insurance, etc. Please save in either PDF or Excel format as indicated in the instructions above. (e.g.: JaneDoe_DetailedBudget.pdf)


Provide brief biographies for the director(s), and if attached, the producer(s), cinematographer, and/or editor. Include notable credits and/or major recognition or award information. For each key creative team member, include information about relevant expertise and the individual’s role in the project. Bullet list names and titles of any attached advisors and/or consultants (*Core Application). Please do not submit resumes. Please indicate who on your team is Latino/Latina and outline their specific roles on your project. Please save in PDF or Word format as indicated in the instructions above. (e.g.: JaneDoe_KeyPersonnel.pdf)

IDA 2020 

*Latino Public Broadcasting is a participant of the Documentary Core Application. For more information, please click here

Latino Public Broadcasting