Promise Neighborhoods Grant Applications Due Sept. 6

Last Updated: July 07, 2011

U.S. Department of Education has released the application for the second phase of the Promise Neighborhoods program, including new implementation grants and a second round of planning grants, totaling $30 million. The program will again have Absolute Priorities for serving rural and tribal communities.

Nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and native American tribes are eligible to apply for funds to develop or execute plans that will improve educational and developmental outcomes for students in distressed neighborhoods.

Applications are due September 6, 2011. Winners will be selected and awards will be made no later than December 31, 2011. Officials from the Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement will conduct several webinars for potential applicants. All webinars require participants to register in advance. Registration and additional information about the Promise Neighborhoods program are available at

Read the full announcement from the Department of Education at