HUD has updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) to include the following in the Application-Related Questions section:
35. What is the protocol for letters of support?
36. At what point does the lead organization along with the implementation partners provide signatures in the MOU?
37. Does the applicant need to provide signatures in the preliminary MOU that is submitted with the application or in the final MOU upon designation?
38. What are the page requirements for the application and supporting materials?
39. Are footnotes and hyperlinks in the application, appendices and Goals and Activities section permitted? Should footnotes follow the formatting requirements spelled out in the application?
View the Promise Zones Frequently Asked Questions.
Promise Zones Competition
A second round of Promise Zone designations is open for solicitation. All communities can apply that meet the eligibility criteria, and demonstrate high need, a strong local commitment, and a compelling strategy.
HUD intends to designate six urban communities and USDA intends to designate at least one rural and at least one tribal community.
The deadline for submitting Promise Zone applications is November 21, 2014 by 5 p.m. EST. Applications must be submitted via MAX Survey.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of intent/application request form as soon as possible.
Resources for Applicants
The urban, rural and tribal application guides, the application checklist, and the responses to public comments can be found on the Promise Zones website.
To receive information about upcoming webcasts and funding and technical assistance opportunities, please join the Promise Zones mailing list.
Additional questions on how to apply and for eligibility should be directed by email to Promisezones@hud.gov