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Dept. of Education Gives $60M in Grants to Promise Neighborhoods

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A community-focused program aimed at improving health, safety and educational opportunities in neighborhoods is giving 17 grant winners a total of $60 million to implement change.

The winners of the 2012 Promise Neighborhoods grant fund were announce Friday in Washington.

The $60 million is being split between 10 new planning grant and seven implementation grants and will go toward second-year funding for five grants given in 2011. Two of the winners are from the Washington area.

Since its inception in 2010, Promise Neighborhoods funding totals nearly $100 million divided among 50 communities and 700 schools.

2012 Implementation Grants / Location / Amount

Boston Promise Initiative / Boston and Roxbury, Mass. / $1,485,001
Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood / Chula Vista, Calif. / $4,998,609
East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood / Lubbock, Texas / $3,263,789
Five Promises for Two Generations (DCPNI) / Washington, D.C. / $1,967,748
Indianola Promise Community / Indianola, Miss. / $5,997,093
Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood / Los Angeles, Calif. / $6,000,000
Mission Promise Neighborhood / San Francisco, Calif. / $6,000,000

2012 Planning Grants / Location / Amount

Adams County Promise Neighborhood Initiative / Adams County, Wisc. / $499,997
Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood / Camden, N.J. / $499,654
Cypress Hills Promise Neighborhood / Brooklyn, N.Y. / $371,222
The Everett Freeman Initiative / Corning, Calif. / $499,766
Langley Park Promise Neighborhood / Langley Park, Md. / $500,000
Many Flags Promise Neighborhood / Rockland, Maine / $348,169
Newark Fairmount Promise Neighborhood / Newark, N.J. / $498,772
Ogden United for Promise Neighborhoods / Ogden, Utah / $498,301
Promise Heights, A Promise Neighborhood / Baltimore, Md. / $499735
Rogers Promise Neighborhood Project / Marshalltown, Iowa / $495,984

Learn more about the grant on the Dept. of Education website.

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