THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has funding available to nonprofit and public agencies to implement projects to improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children in America's most distressed communities and to transform those communities.
The purpose of the Promise Neighborhoods program is to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in our most distressed communities, and to transform those communities by--
(1) Identifying and increasing the capacity of eligible organizations (as defined in this notice) that are focused on achieving results for children and youth throughout an entire neighborhood;
(2) Building a complete continuum of cradle-through-college-to-career solutions (continuum of solutions) (as defined in this notice) of both education programs and family and community supports (both as defined in this notice), with great schools at the center. All solutions in the continuum of solutions must be accessible to children with disabilities (CWD) (as defined in this notice) and English learners (EL) (as defined in this notice);
(3) Integrating programs and breaking down agency ``silos'' so that solutions are implemented effectively and efficiently across agencies;
(4) Developing the local infrastructure of systems and resources needed to sustain and scale up proven, effective solutions across the broader region beyond the initial neighborhood; and
(5) Learning about the overall impact of the Promise Neighborhoods program and about the relationship between particular strategies in Promise Neighborhoods and student outcomes, including through a rigorous evaluation of the program.
Deadlines: Letter of intent 6/8/2012; final 7/27/2012.