ITVS is looking for single public television programs on any subject, from any viewpoint. ITVS is also looking for demonstration projects that include both broadcast and transmedia components. We fund content from all points of view, that brings new audiences to public television and expands civic participation by bringing diverse voices into the public sphere. Through LINCS we are looking for local or regional perspectives that are fresh, unconventional, engaging, mirror the diversity of our nation, and speak to a national viewing audience. Please note that LINCS no longer accepts live-action drama (fiction) submissions.

ITVS has provided hundreds of programs to American public television. For this competitive fund, a program must feature content that matches the ITVS mission and excels in the art of storytelling. See our evaluation criteria.

LINCS is also looking for transmedia projects that include multi-platform extensions of the broadcast film. Such an extension could be a digital game, social media or mobile application, a parallel web video series, or other interactive, web-based experience. To see examples of projects ITVS has funded in the past, visit

When evaluating projects for LINCS funding, we also assess the strength of the station-producer partnership.

These programs have been funded by LINCS:

Be Good, Smile Pretty

As one of the 20,000 Americans who lost their fathers in Vietnam, a daughter embarks on an intense, personal journey to reclaim the memory of her father, who died in the war when she was an infant.

Bolinao 52

A group of Vietnamese survivors of a tragic boat accident struggle to find peace years after the incident took place.

Crank: Darkness on the Edge of Town

Crank is an anatomy of one Tennessee town’s waking nightmare and a nation’s struggle against methamphetamine addiction.

Deep Down

Deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, Beverly May and Terry Ratliff find themselves at the center of a contentious community battle over a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine. Explore Deep Down's interactive project: Virtual Mine.

Heart of the Sea

A portrait of Hawaiian surf legend and community activist Rell Kapolioka'ehukai Sunn, who died of breast cancer at age 47.

Okie Noodling

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of catching a 60-pound catfish with your bare hands ("noodling"), and that’s just what Oklahoma fishermen have been doing for hundreds of years.

Race is the Place

Race Is the Place presents the creative visions of a group of multicultural actors, poets, visual artists and musicians on America’s most pressing social issues.

Tattooed Under Fire

A look at River City Tattoo Parlor in Killeen, Texas — home to Fort Hood, America’s largest military base — where war-bound and returning soldiers go under the needle and confess their deepest secrets and fears.

The Way We Get By

On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine. Explore The Way We Get By's interactive project: Returning Home.

Weather Underground

Speaking candidly for the first time on camera about their experiences, members of the Weather Underground face their pasts as privileged young men and women who turned to systematic violence in their efforts to stop the Vietnam War and start a revolution. Narrated by Lili Taylor.