Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

Since 2012, PBS39 has been registered as an Educational Improvement Organization with the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development.  Because of this designation, businesses are able to support to our approved programs and receive substantial tax credits for their contributions.  

What is PA’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)? 

The EITC program allows businesses to receive significant tax credits when they contribute to approved Educational Improvement Organizations such as PBS39.  Businesses who contribute through this program will be approved for a tax credit between 75-90% of its contribution, up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. 


Entities eligible to apply for EITC are operating businesses authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that are subject to the following taxes:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax, or
  • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax


By making an investment in PBS39’s innovative educational programs you can be confident that your contribution is going towards programming that enhances the curriculum or academic program of your local public school district.  PBS39 provides innovative educational programming to a consortium of schools throughout Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, and Pike counties in Pennsylvania.  

How can my business contribute to PBS39 and receive a tax credit through the EITC program?

Applications must be submitted electronically through DCED’sSingle Application for Assistance

For information on how to apply using this process, please review the DCED’swebsite, Desktop Guide or contact them at (866) 466-3972.  

PLEASE NOTE:  PBS39 is listed as the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation, WLVT PBS39 on the listing of approved Educational Improvement Organizations.  


More InformationFor more information about PBS39's participation in the EITC program, please contact Maria Esposito or call 610.984.8134

PBS39 Approved Programs

Electronic Field Trips

Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips
Electronic Field Trips are cross-curricular educational videos that take students on fascinating journeys that bring history alive.  Aimed at students in grades 4-8, these events are broadcast in our Public Media and Education Center and include student web activities and teacher lesson plans.  

Discovery Education

Discovery Education Streaming Going beyond the textbook, Discovery Education inspires curiosity, engages, and transforms the classroom learning experience by providing streaming educational services for teachers and students.  From engaging and rich media to interactive digital textbooks, Discovery Education’s world-class content takes students beyond the classroom.  

Raising Readers

Raising Readers (Grades K-3)PBS KIDS Raising Readers is a national literacy campaign, part of the Ready To Learn initiative, focused on building reading skills in the home.  Raising Readers is a 3-part workshop hosted at participating schools over a 3-week period.  Engaging both caregivers and the students’ classroom teacher, PBS39 trained facilitators incorporate TV programming and online content to inspire caregivers to become more involved in their child’s education.  

Production U

PBS39’s Production U Summer Camp
Production U is a week-long summer camp that exposes high school students to the world of production and broadcast journalism.  Students learn the details necessary to light, shoot, write, edit, be on-camera, and create their own newscast in a real-life television studio.  This is a rare opportunity for local youth to get a realistic taste of what is involved in this exciting field.

Science Learning

Science Learning TV Show New for 2014-2015, Bite Size Science seeks to place further emphasis on the importance of STEM in early education through educational videos and lesson plans.  While science is a vital and valuable field of study it often lives in the shadow of the standardized test giants – math and language arts.  Through Bite Size Science, PBS39 intends to return relevance to the subject and emphasize the importance of understanding the workings of the world.