Thank you for your interest in the final round of the Promise Zones competition.
HUD intends to designate five urban communities and USDA intends to designate one rural and one tribal community. Applications for Promise Zone designations will be reviewed by representatives from the federal agencies affiliated with the initiative. Announcements will be made in the Spring of 2016.
Urban, rural, and tribal Promise Zone applicants were asked to put together a clear description of how the Promise Zone designation would accelerate and strengthen the community’s own efforts at comprehensive community revitalization.
All Promise Zones will receive priority access to federal investments that further their strategic plans, federal staff on the ground to help them implement their goals, and five full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members to recruit and manage volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the Promise Zone initiatives. Promise Zone designations will have a term of ten years and may be extended as necessary to capture the full term of availability of the Promise Zone tax incentives if enacted by Congress.
For the Third Round Promise Zones competition, 82 applications submitted representing 38 states and Puerto Rico.
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Good food for all: A pay-what-you-can café comes to West Philly
Date Posted: March 17, 2016
A Promise Zone Designation Brings Economic Change
Date Posted: February 24, 2016
Designated Promise Zones Keep Rural America Strong
Date Posted: January 12, 2016
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