The Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau announced a final allocation from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund to increase the allocation for each participant from 92.5% to 100% of verified estimates. This will aid the Commission’s efforts to fully reimburse participants and close reimbursement accounts. They also announced the initiation of a program to visit the facilities of a statistically valid and random sample of Fund participants to validate the existence and operational status of post-transition broadcast equipment for which the entity received reimbursement. The site visit program supports the Commission’s responsibility as a prudent steward of taxpayer money to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse associated with the disbursement of federal funds. Finally, they remind all full power and Class A TV stations assigned transition completion dates in Phases 6-10 that they must submit all remaining invoices no later than March 22, 2022.
For details see the Public Notice below.