Community owned. Community empowered.

DCTV is Washington, DC's only television station devoted entirely to local programming created by and for DC’s communities. We empower people to exercise their freedom of speech by providing:

  • Opportunities to learn, create and share media through training courses.
  • Access to state-of-the-art media facilities.
  • Distribution on seven cable channels that also stream online.

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DCTV can be seen on Verizon FiOS 10, 11 & 28, Comcast 95 & 96, and RCN 10 & 11. We also stream the channels live online.

“Public access is important because it reflects the local community. When an individual comes into DCTV to produce a program they feel like they are part of something important.”

Bunnie Riedel, Former President of Alliance for Community Media

The DCTV capacity building grant program offers eligible nonprofits an array of benefits that build organizational communications and storytelling capability and provides an ongoing presence on cable television. We designed these grants to offer training and expert guidance to the nonprofit community, which enables you to robustly expand your impact within the DC community.

“Grant Level” is the amount of money your organization contributes to receive the grant. The grant term is initially one year and requires a very small organizational match. DCTV will provide documentation so that you can appropriately record “in-kind” services in your financial records. Grants may be extended or renewed with DCTV approval.