DoEd to Roll Out Promise Neighborhoods Grant Competition

Agency: Education Dept. (DoEd) (Office of Innovation & Improvement); Program: Promise Neighborhoods Program: Implementation Grant Competition (CFDA Number: 84.215N); Eligibility: Nonprofits, tribes and colleges and universities (priority given to projects which are designed to improve schools in the distressed neighborhoods); Funding (estimated): $42 million for up to seven implementation awards; Deadlines: TBA (the solicitation is to be released in March with a May deadline.

Summary: The Promise Neighborhoods program seeks to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in the most distressed communities.

High priority is placed on applicants who come from distressed areas which face inadequate access to high-quality early learning programs and services, struggling schools, low high-school and college graduation rates, high rates of unemployment, high rates of crime and indicators of poor health.

Successful Promise Neighborhoods applications are led by organizations that work to ensure that all children and youth in the target geographic area have access to the continuum of solutions needed to graduate from high school college- and career-ready.

Info: (most recent NOFA); Adrienne Hawkins, DoEd, 202/453-5638; by email.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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