July 5, 2020         
P&G to Webcast Discussion of Fourth Quarter 2019/20 Earnings Results on July 30   •   Nintendo Download: Invert Your Aim, Invert Your World   •   How Race And Implicit Bias Impact The Practice Of Law   •   Proposition 21! – California Rent Control Ballot Measure Now Heads to Voters in November as Campaign Rolls Out 200+ Endors   •   U.S. Soldier Desperately Seeks Public Support to Bring His Two Dogs Home From Overseas   •   Coty Names Sue Y. Nabi Chief Executive Officer   •   Most Americans Not Very Comfortable Returning to Restaurants, Retail Stores and Hotels for Next Three Months, Survey Shows   •   San Luis Obispo Assisted Living Professionals Releases Guidelines for Finding the Right Assisted Living During the COVID-19 Cris   •   Top Local Atlanta Executives and Leaders Join Women in Technology to Host Inaugural Virtual Gala, WIT Connect 2020   •   Trend Micro and Girls in Tech Partner to Help Close the Gender Gap in the Technology Industry   •   All TTR Employees Get 12 Weeks Paid Parenting Leave   •   Support for Canada's Forest Sector Economic Recovery   •   Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Slams Delaware Department of Correction and Governor Carney for Politicizing Mask Donations   •   Smarter Homes. Better Life. - Covia and the Ziegler Link•age Funds Look to the Future of Middle-Market Senior Living   •   e.l.f. Beauty Announces Agreement with Marathon Partners   •   Hormel Foods Announces Inspired Giving Commitment to Support Equity and Education   •   The ODP Corporation Releases 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report   •   AJC, Lithuanian Jewish Community Urge Seimas Not to Honor Lithuanian Wartime Activist   •   Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Donates $50,000 to National Urban League   •   GrillGirl.com Launches “Grill School,” a Virtual Grilling Series to Empower Everyone to Learn to Grill
Bookmark and Share

Promise Neighborhoods Competition Draws "Tremendous Response"

 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that approximately 339 organizations electronically submitted applications for Promise Neighborhoods planning grants. The final number will be determined following a tabulation of any additional paper applications received by the Department.

The $10 million available in first-year funding for Promise Neighborhoods will support up to 20 organizations with one year of funding to plan for the implementation of cradle-to-career services designed to improve educational outcomes for students in distressed neighborhoods. The application deadline was June 28.
“The response from neighborhoods around the country to this opportunity is tremendous,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “Promise Neighborhoods brings all of the Department's strategies together—high-quality early learning programs, high-quality schools, and comprehensive supports to ensure that students in some of our most challenged communities are safe, healthy and successful."
Promise Neighborhoods is based on the experience of programs such as the Harlem Children's Zone, which provide a comprehensive set of academic programs, and family and community supports that dramatically improve students' academic outcomes. Under Promise Neighborhoods, nonprofits and institutions of higher education are eligible for one-year grants supporting the design of comprehensive community programs with great schools at the center.
Applications will be reviewed this summer by independent expert reviewers selected from a pool of impartial and qualified educators, researchers, social entrepreneurs and community development practitioners. In September, the Department will announce up to 20 planning grants of up to $500,000. The applications submitted to the Department are for projects serving urban neighborhoods, rural areas and tribal communities.
The competition for planning grants to develop Promise Neighborhoods is the first step in a multiyear process. President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget includes $210 million to support five-year grants to implement plans to offer comprehensive services and to support planning grants in additional communities.
Additional information about the Promise Neighborhoods planning grant applicants will be posted soon on data.ed.gov, a new website that will allow the public to view detailed information on all Promise Neighborhoods applicants and run customized reports and summary analyses on subsets of applicants. The website currently has similar data available for almost 1,700 applicants to the Investing in Innovation program.
###

 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News