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Meet The Second Round Promise Zones

On April 28, 2015, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new Promise Zone designations in the following communities:

  1. Camden, New Jersey
  2. Hartford, Connecticut
  3. Indianapolis, Indiana
  4. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  5. Sacramento, California
  6. St. Louis/St. Louis County, Missouri
  7. Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, South Dakota
  8. South Carolina Low Country

Each of these communities put forward a plan demonstrating how they will partner with local business and civic leaders to make investments that reward hard work, create jobs, and expand access to middle class economic opportunity.

Applications were received from 123 applicants across 36 states, along with Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC. These designees join a cohort of 5 Promise Zones from the first round that were announced by President Obama in January 2014.

Through the Promise Zone designation, these communities will work directly with federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of the country’s most vulnerable areas.

Learn more about the Second Round Promise Zones.

View the Community Development Marketplace to see the goals and activities the second round designees listed in their applications.

Join the mailing list to receive announcements and to follow the new round of Promise Zones in their journey.

More information is available on the Promise Zones website.

Promise Zone In The News

The Oklahoman: Federal Initiative Is Part Of What Brings Hope To Southeast Oklahoma

WRTV – Indianapolis, IN: Near Eastside Of Indy Designated ‘Promise Zone’

The Sumter ITEM: Promise Zone: Help. Hope, and Heroes

ARTSBLOG: The Case for Culture in the Promise Zone: Connecting Federal Initiatives with Place-Based Culture

Harlan Daily Enterprise: Promise Zone Identifies More Than $200 Million In Funds

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