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Promise Zones Update: Third Round Competition | Application Timelines | Resources for Applicants 

Third Round Competition

Updated Frequently Asked Questions
On February 1, 2016, HUD posted updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to include responses to application related questions received during the application period. These updated FAQs incorporate the responses to questions on Third Round Selection Process received during the public comment period. Please refer to pages 7, 23-31for updated responses.

View the updated Third Round Promise Zone Competition FAQs.

Applicants with questions are directed to review the updated FAQs. Additional questions can be submitted directly to:  promisezones@hud.gov.

Application Timelines

Alternative Data Source Request – Due Today, February 2, 2016
If an applicant wishes to submit alternative indicators of need for Section II and or Section III, a one page explanation noting the alternative data source must be submitted along with the Promise Zone mapping tool data sheet to promisezones@hud.gov with the subject line “Alternative data source request” by February 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST to be considered by HUD on a case by case basis.

Waiver of Electronic Submission Requirements – Due February 8, 2016
An applicant demonstrating good cause (such as an inability to access MAX Survey in a reliable way) may request a waiver from the requirement for electronic submission. Applicants who are unable to submit their applications via MAX Survey must submit a request by email to make alternative arrangements by February 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST. Applicants requesting a waiver should submit their waiver requests via email to: promisezones@hud.gov.

The subject line must contain the name of the applicant and “Request for Waiver to Electronic Application for Promise Zones.”

A non-binding Application Request Form is due by February 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST. Once the form is submitted, the applicant will receive within 1-2 business days, an individualized link to access the Promise Zone application.

Application Deadline: Electronic copies of application materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 via Max Survey.

Resources for Applicants

Third Round Promise Zones Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
The Federal Register Notice
Third Round Urban Application Guide
Urban Application Checklist
PDF of Urban Application in MAX Survey
Third Round Application Request Form
Promise Zone Mapping Tool
Draft Overview of Promise Zones’ Communications, Reporting & Data Sharing Framework
Planning Accessible Meetings and Events Toolkit

Third Round Competition Urban Stakeholder Webcast
February 1, 2016
Presentation Slides (PDF)

Third Round Competition Urban Stakeholder Webcast
January 13, 2016
Presentation Slides (PDF) | Recorded Webcast

Third Round Competition Rural Stakeholder Webinar
January 13, 2016
Presentation Slides (PDF) | Recorded Webinar

Third Round Competition Tribal Webinar
January 13, 2016
Presentation Slides (PDF) | Recorded Webinar

Mapping Tool and Max Survey Informational Sessions
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Recorded Webinar

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Recorded Webinar

Additional questions on how to apply and for eligibility should be directed by email to: promisezones@hud.gov.

More information is available on the Promise Zones website.

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