Promise Neighborhoods Program Is Officially Off the Ground
May 3, 2010, Chronicle of Philanthropy — The Department of Education officially started the Promise Neighborhoods program, inviting applications for $10 million in grants to plan comprehensive antipoverty projects in urban neighborhoods, rural areas, or tribal communities.
The department said it would award up to 20 one-year grants of between $400,000 and $500,000 for projects modeled after Harlem Children's Zone, a charity program that offers educational and social services to help poor children from birth to college in a nearly 100-block area in New York.
The application deadline is June 25, and grants will be awarded by September.
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