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The Digital Television Converter box $40 Coupon program is back in action. The Obama administration has appropriated another $650 million for The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) to generate much-needed converter box coupons. Over 4 million residents on the waiting list will get their coupons first, followed immediately by households who receive signals over-the-air only. The new funding will also allow residents with expired coupons to reapply for new ones.

The $40 coupons are essential for under-serviced communities' ability to purchase the digital boxes and be converted before the June 12th analog cut-off date.

To make sure no residents are left in the dark, The Urban Progressive Foundation (TUPF) has partnered with The MD/DC/DE Broadcasters Association and Winegard Inc. to reach out to local Seniors who may require assistance with the digital transition.

On March 10th at 6:00 pm, residents will take their coupons to the social hall at Van Ness Senior Hall to order their long awaited digital converter boxes. DeeNice Rhodes, Executive Director of TUPF stated that "The $40 coupons are essential for under-serviced communities' ability to purchase the digital boxes and be converted before the June 12th analog cut-off date."

Winegard, Inc. has substantially reduced their normal cost of the digital coverter boxes and provided free shipping directly to the Van Ness Seniors, and TUPF is installing them -- at no charge to the Seniors.

"We are glad that coupons are flowing again, and that we can help those who truly have a need," stated Broadcasters' Association President Chip Weinman.

This event is one of several being arranged by TUPF and the regional Broadcasters Association.

The Urban Progressive Foundation (TUPF) DTV Outreach is a project of Congressional District Programs, a 501(c) 3 public charity. All donations are fully tax-deductible. 202-652-4700

MD/DC/DE Broadcasters' Association: http://www.mdcd.com, 443.386.4000, Chip Weinman, President

Winegard, Inc., a leading manufacturer of quality television reception products for over 50 years, provides digital converter boxes at a substantial discount to seniors. Phone: 800-288-8094

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