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Promise Neighborhood

A competitive grant to improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children living in the most distressed communities of the United States, including ensuring school readiness, high school graduation, and access to a community-based continuum of high-quality services.


Eligible Applicants:

  • Institutes of higher education
  • Indian tribes
  • Tribal orgs
  • Nonprofits

Eligible Community Violence Intervention Programs:

  • Group Violence Intervention
  • Street outreach
  • Safe Passage
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Youth Engagement and Employment

Examples of Past Community Violence Intervention Programs Funded: Past Awards

2021 Grant Overview

Fund Amount: $36,993,970

Maximum Award Amount: $6,000,000

Total Number of Anticipated Recipients: 5-7

Solicitation Priorities:

  • Non-rural and non-tribal communities
  • Rural applicants
  • Tribal communities
  • Community-level opioid prevention efforts
  • Spurring investment in qualified opportunity zones
  • Evidence-based activities to support academic achievement
  • Community-based crime reduction efforts

How to Apply

Anticipated Deadline: March 2022

Most recent solicitation: 2021

Agency: U.S. Department of Education

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