Applications for New Awards; Promise Neighborhoods Program
Purpose of Program
The Promise Neighborhoods program is newly authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The purpose of the Promise Neighborhoods program is to significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children living in the most distressed communities of the United States, including ensuring school readiness, high school graduation, and access to a community-based continuum of high-quality services. The program serves neighborhoods with high concentrations of low-income individuals; multiple signs of distress, which may include high rates of poverty, childhood obesity, academic failure, and juvenile delinquency, adjudication, or incarceration; and schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities under section 1111(d) of the ESEA. All strategies in the continuum of solutions must be accessible to children with disabilities and English learners.
The Department of Education’s expectation is that over time, a greater proportion of the neighborhood residents receive these supports and that neighborhood indicators show significant progress. For this reason, each Promise Neighborhood applicant must demonstrate several core features: (1) Significant need in the neighborhood; (2) a strategy to build pipeline services (as defined in this notice) with strong schools at the center; and (3) the organizational and relational capacity to achieve results.
Estimated Range of Awards: $4,000,000 to $6,000,000.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $5,000,000.
Maximum Award: $6,000,000.
Estimated Number of Awards: 5-7.
Eligible Applicants: (must) Be one of the following:
(a) An institution of higher education;
(b) An Indian Tribe or Tribal organization; or
(c) One or more nonprofit entities working in formal partnership with not less than one of the following entities:
A high-need LEA, An institution of higher education, The office of a chief elected official of a unit of local government, An Indian Tribe or Tribal organization.
Our federal government is giving 5-7 colleges, Tribal organizations and/or nonprofit entities our valuable tax dollars instead of supporting the excellent education of ALL children in the United States.
We must change our system of education so that every child is given the opportunity to succeed.
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