Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced new grants totaling over $35 million for the Promise Neighborhoods and Project Prevent grant programs.
Promise Neighborhoods Grants provide tailored support services and programs for low-income students at all stages of their education, from early childhood through their careers. In fiscal 2022, four new grants totaling $23 million will focus on delivering services in communities not previously supported under the program. These services include quality early childhood education. Quality school and extra-curricular opportunities.
Support for transitioning students at any point in their academic career, including support. In addition, two existing grant recipients will receive a total of $4 million to expand their services and expand their impact on their communities. To highlight the importance of these awards, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will visit two schools in Hazard, Kentucky.
These schools are supported by Partners for Rural Impact, one of Promise Neighborhoods’ newest grantees. The secretary discusses the importance of strong school-based pre-kindergarten programs that prepare students for a successful transition to elementary, secondary, and beyond school. Since its launch in 2010, the Promise Neighborhoods program now operates in 34 states and has partnerships in 73 communities.
Additionally, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s continued efforts to prevent and reduce community violence, the Department announced nearly $8 million in new grants to 11 school districts through Project Prevent. Project Prevent awards grants to local education institutions (LEAs) affected by community violence to help prevent community violence and reduce the impact of student exposure to community violence. , expand the LEA’s capacity to implement community- and school-based strategies.
“Promise Neighborhoods support students from cradle to career by those who know them the best—their families and communities,” said Secretary Cardona. “The awards announced today will help raise the bar for supporting our children and young people by investing in better learning conditions in their communities so they can realize their incredible potential through education—and across our nation.
I’m thrilled that this year’s awards also include crucial investments in reducing the community violence that too often endangers our children, their families, and their prospect for the future. Our children deserve to learn in safe and supportive schools and communities. Ensuring they can do this is and will continue to be one of the top priorities of the Biden-Harris administration. “
These announcements mark the Biden-Harris administration’s continued commitment to prevent and mitigate the impact of communal violence in many school communities in the United States and to provide educational resources to help end the epidemic of communal violence. is shown.