New Law Clarifies Pubcasters’ Eligibility for Disaster Aid

A federal law passed Friday aims to help public broadcasters in need of financial assistance due to facilities and equipment damage inflicted by natural catastrophes and other disasters.


The Emergency Information Improvement Act amends an earlier law — the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act — by clarifying that public broadcasters are eligible to receive such aid, according to Mike Riksen, NPR’s v.p. of policy and representation.

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