Promise Zones Designees, Finalists, and Applicants

“From my time as Mayor to my tenure as Secretary, I’ve seen first-hand how a Promise Zone designation can spark progress and possibilities in underserved neighborhoods. A zip code should never limit the hopes that folks have for themselves or for their children. We’re proud to be working with a wide-variety of local leaders to strengthen neighborhoods and to unlock doors of opportunity that have been closed for far too long.” - Secretary Julián Castro, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

“The Promise Zone effort is proof positive that partnerships are the key to community economic development. Families and children in rural and tribal communities are full of potential to compete and succeed in the 21st Century. When we invest our resources and establish long-lasting public-private alliances to strengthen educational opportunities, deliver health care, build infrastructure and create jobs, we are investing in our country’s future.” - Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture