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Promise Zones Update: Funding Opportunities and Resources

Department of Education

Performance Partnerships Pilots (P3) Round Two Application Deadline Extended

The Department of Education recently announced an application deadline extension for the second round of the P3 competition. The U.S. Department of Education will reopen the application process until July 19, 2016. Entities that ran out of time to complete their applications will now have additional time. Official questions can be submitted to disconnectedyouth@ed.gov.

The Performance Partnership Pilots - commonly referred to as P3 - allow selected local, tribal and state agencies the opportunity to enter into an agreement with the federal government that will grant broad flexibility in how the site uses discretionary federal funds to implement evidence-informed practices while committing to achieve significant improvements for disconnected youth.

The Forum for Youth Investment has created the online P3 Hub, a webpage that provides a central location for P3-related resources and information. Access the P3 Hub.

Department of Education

Promise Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program

Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline Extended: August 11, 2016.

Application Deadline: September 6, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) through the Promise Neighborhoods program announces the availability of $30 million in funding to eligible nonprofits, institutions of higher education and Indian tribes to apply for funds to execute plans that will improve educational and developmental outcomes for students in distressed neighborhoods.

Each entity funded under this effort will support communities in their efforts to enlist and coordinate better education, health, and safety services, as well as provide young people the opportunity to be successful in school and everyday life. Promise Neighborhoods grants provide critical support for the implementation of comprehensive services ranging from early learning, K-12, to college and career, including programs to improve the health, safety, and stability of neighborhoods, as well as to boost family engagement in student learning and improve access to learning technology.

ED anticipates awarding 5-7 grantees at $4-6 million per year for up to 5 years.

Priority Consideration
The Department of Education will prioritize applicants or an applicant’s partner who received a Choice or HOPE VI grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) via a competitive preference priority focused on Quality Affordable Housing. The NRI is a place-based approach to help neighborhoods in distress transform themselves into neighborhoods of opportunity. In addition, ED will also include a competitive preference priority that gives preference to applicants working in designated Promise Zones.

View the Promise Neighborhoods Application.

Read the FAQ’s.

More information is available on the Department of Education’s website.

Upcoming Webinars

2016 Promise Neighborhoods Notice of Funding Available: General Overview
July 20, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Register Here

2016 Promise Neighborhoods Notice of Funding Available: Logic Model and Evidence Requirements
July 22, 2016, 2:00PM-3:30PM EDT
Register Here

2016 Promise Neighborhoods Notice of Funding Available: Notice Requirements
July 26, 2016, 2:00PM-3:30 PM EDT
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2016 Promise Neighborhoods Notice of Funding Available: Date and System Requirements
July 28, 2016, 2:00PM-3:30 PM EDT
Register Here


New Resource for Two-Generation Approaches to Support Children and Parents Together

The U.S. Department of Education's Place-Based Initiative Pilot Team recently released a resource focused on Two-Generation Approaches. Two generation approaches consider the needs of both vulnerable children and parents, together, in the n and delivery of services and programs to support improved economic, educational, health, safety and other outcomes that address the issues of intergenerational poverty. Developed by Jobs for the Future, this document is intended to provide local communities and practitioners with an overview of the research, best practices, and resources available to stakeholders interested in two-generation approaches. Your input on this resource is invited and appreciated!

Access the report.

Collective Impact

2016 Champions For Change: Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact

The Collective Impact Forum and the Tamarack Institute are offering a 3-day training, October 18 - 20, 2016 in San Antonio, designed for leaders of backbone teams from collective impact initiatives.

This workshop will provide professional development to backbone leaders; create peer learning among backbone leaders; and generate new insights on the work of backbone organizations for the field. View more information.

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