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On Friday, July 8, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register, a notice inviting applications (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-08/pdf/2016-16130.pdf) for the Promise Neighborhoods program. The Promise Neighborhood program is a competitive grant program that strives to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in our most distressed communities, and to transform those communities. To date, the Department has invested over $300 million in the program which has reach 48 communities across the nation. Descriptions of previous awardees can be found at, http://innovation.ed.gov/what-we-do/parental-options/promise-neighborhoods-pn/awards/. In FY16, the Department estimates making 5-7 awards (the Department is not bound by any estimates). Applications are due September 16, 2016 at 4:30:00 p.m. (Washington, D.C. time), and must be submitted through Grants.gov.

2016 Promise Neighborhoods Notice Inviting Applications

The Promise Neighborhoods Notice Inviting Applications was posted in the Federal Register on July 8th, 2016 (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-08/pdf/2016-16130.pdf).

*Please note the FY 2016 Promise Neighborhoods notice inviting applications includes errors regarding the deadline for intergovernmental review and the deadline for notice of intent to apply. The correction notice corrects: (1) the deadline for intergovernmental review; and (2) the deadline for the notice of intent to apply. All other requirements and conditions stated in the Promise Neighborhoods NIA remain the same. The correction notice was published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2016.

FY 2016 Competition Timeline

  • Pre-Application Webinars: July 20, 22, 26 and 28
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: September 16, 2016
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: November 7, 2016

The Department extended the application deadline date for the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods competition. All applicants must submit their Promise Neighborhoods Implementation Grants Full Application by 4:30:00 PM (DC Time) no later than September 16, 2016.The extension of the application deadline date is applicable for all applicants and is intended to help applicants impacted by severe weather-related issues across the country. The official notification was published in the Federal Register on September 16, 2016.

FY 2016 Application Information

Pre-Application Webinars

  • The Department held four pre-application webinars for prospective applicants on July 20, 22, 26 and 28. Please click here to access all previously recorded Pre-Application webinars and power point presentations for the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods competition.
  • For additional information or questions please contact Adrienne Hawkins by phone, 202-453-5638, or email Adrienne.Hawkins@ed.gov.

Application Submission:

  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov system at http://www.grants.gov/.
  • Please do not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us.

Registering on Grants.gov

The Promise Neighborhoods team hosted four webinars for entities interested in submitting a FY 2016 application. The webinars provided an opportunity for interested applicants to submit questions during the live presentation. Prior to these webinars, entities planning to participate should review the Application Package, Notice Inviting Applicants and the FY2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the FY2016 competition. The dates and topics of the webinars were:

2016 Promise Neighborhoods Notice of Funding Available: General Overview
July 20th, 2:00-4:00 PM EDT

2016 Promise Neighborhoods Notice of Funding Available: Data and System Requirements
July 22nd, 2:00-4:00 PM EDT

2016 Promise Neighborhoods Notice of Funding Available: Notice Requirements
July 26th, 2:00-3:30 PM EDT

2016 Promise Neighborhoods Notice of Funding Available: Logic Model and Evidence Requirements
July 28th, 2:00-4:00 PM EDT

Please click here to access the slides and recordings of all four webinars.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: August 11, 2016

Applicants are strongly encouraged to notify the U.S. Department of Education of the applicant’s intent to submit an application for funding by submitting an e-mail to the Promise Neighborhood Mailbox at: PromiseNeighborhoods@ed.gov.

Deadline to Submit Applications: September 16, 2016

Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must be date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as otherwise noted in the Notice Inviting Applicants (NIA), we will not accept your application if it is received--that is, date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system--after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. We do not consider an application that does not comply with the deadline requirements. When your application is retrieved from Grants.gov, you will be notified if we are rejecting your application because it was date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: November 7, 2016

*Please note the FY 2016 Promise Neighborhoods notice inviting applications includes errors regarding the deadline for intergovernmental review and the deadline for notice of intent to apply. The correction notice corrects: (1) the deadline for intergovernmental review; and (2) the deadline for the notice of intent to apply. All other requirements and conditions stated in the Promise Neighborhoods NIA remain the same. The correction notice was published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2016.

Peer Review Recruitment

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), is seeking individuals to serve as peer reviewers for the FY 2016 Promise Neighborhoods implementation grant competition. Promise Neighborhoods is a competitive grant program that supports cradle-to-college and career services designed to improve educational and developmental outcomes for students in distressed neighborhoods. Evidence shows that children who are low-income and grow up in high-poverty neighborhoods face education and life challenges above and beyond those faced by children who are low-income and grow up in neighborhoods with low levels of poverty. Even if you previously applied to be a peer reviewer under the Promise Neighborhoods program or any other ED program, please submit a current resume and peer reviewer application form to Richard.Kress@ed.gov by: August 15, 2016 to be considered for this new competition in 2016.


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Last Modified: 09/16/2016