Nothing is confirmed yet, as we’re still waiting for the vote next week, but we’re hearing that $60 million for Promise Neighborhoods has been included in the spending bill for FY 2012!
This is wonderful news for the communities across the country working to build Promise Neighborhoods, and will plan to apply for new or continued funding.
Read the full article from EdWeek, which outlines the spending bill areas related to education. Here’s the piece on Promise:
“And the Promise Neighborhoods program, which helps communities pair wraparound services, such as health, with education, was a big winner. It got $60 million, according to CEF. That’s up from about $30 million last year.”
Stay tuned! We’ll post details as we get them.