Promise Neighborhoods Convene to Share and Learn

7/12/2013

I was truly inspired by the peer–to-peer learning that quickly developed into the pervasive spirit of this year’s Promise Neighborhoods Directors Meeting. Our annual convening on June 13-14 brought together more than 250 administrators, evaluators, and practitioners to strengthen relationships, forge new ties, and expand our knowledge of how to truly construct a cradle-to-career promise in our communities. Peers shared tips on how to effectively administer the program, apply solutions to nagging community challenges, and effectively use their data to drive results.

The meeting opened with a warm introduction from Anna Hinton, director of Parental Options and Information here at the Department of Education. Anna gave an overview of the portfolio and highlighted some of the critical issues facing Promise Neighborhoods that peers would tackle together throughout the conference. Anna was then joined by Michael McAfee, senior director at the Promise Neighborhoods Institute (PNI). Michael touched on the role of PNI in assisting the grantees with reporting on data outcomes and PNI’s role in supporting the grantees’ solutions in the field.

Source: U.S. Department of Education

Available at: http://www.ed.gov/oii-news/promise-neighborhoods-convene-share-and-learn

Reopening Notice: Promise Neighborhoods Program–Implementation Grant Competition; Promise Neighborhoods Program–Planning Grant Competition

9/6/11

The Department of Education (Department) reopens the competition for transmittal of applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2011 under the Promise Neighborhoods Program Implementation and Planning grant competitions. The Department takes this action to allow more time for the preparation and submission of applications by prospective eligible applicants affected by the severe storms, flooding, property damage, and loss of electrical power that occurred as a result of Hurricane Irene on the East Coast of the United States, beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing through the publication of this notice. The reopening of the competitions is intended to help affected eligible applicants compete fairly with other eligible applicants under this competition. Due to the widespread impact of Hurricane Irene, the competition is reopened to all eligible applicants.

DATES: The revised deadlines for transmitting applications under the Promise Neighborhoods Program Implementation and Planning grant competitions are listed in the chart entitled “List of Affected Programs” in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: The deadline date for Intergovernmental Review under Executive Order 12372 is changed from November 3, 2011 to November 10, 2011.

via Federal Register, Volume 76 Issue 175

Promise Neighborhoods: Seeking Peer Reviewers

If you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer for the FY2011 Promise Neighborhoods grant competition, please review the FY2011 Promise Neighborhoods Call For Peer Reviewers. This document describes the necessary qualifications and provides instructions for submitting your resume and application. Applications are due by August 8, 2011.

Source: U.S. Department of Education

Available at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/promiseneighborhoods/index.html

Promise Neighborhoods

On July 6, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education published a notice inviting applications for the second phase of the Promise Neighborhoods program, including new implementation grants and a second round of planning grants, totaling $30 million. Promise Neighborhoods grants are meant to provide support for comprehensive services ranging from early learning to college and career, including programs to improve the health, safety, and stability of neighborhoods, as well as to enhance the involvement of families in their children’s learning. Applications are due on September 6, 2011. Several webinars will be held for potential applicants.

Source: US Department of Education

Available at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/promiseneighborhoods/index.html

U.S. Department of Education Releases 2011 Application for Promise Neighborhoods Program, Includes New Implementation Grants and Second Round of Planning Grants $30 Million Now Available to Plan and Develop Cradle-to-Career Services with Great Schools at Center

The U.S. Department of Education released today 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. Nonprofits, institutions of higher education and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for funds to develop or execute plans that will improve educational and developmental outcomes for students in distressed neighborhoods.

Source: US Department of Education

Available at: http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-2011-application-promise-neighborhoods-program-