News Posts: School Choice and Improvement

Applicant Information

Timeline Applications Available: Applications for State-Flex and Local-Flex are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Currently no States have the State-Flex authority. Closing Date: There is no specific application deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received until the maximum number of State-Flex and Local-Flex proposals authorized by the statute […]

School Choice & Improvement Programs

Overview The Office of School Choice and Improvement Programs (SCIP) administers discretionary grant programs and delivering technical assistance to improve schools, promote choice, and engage parents. This is based on the belief that all education sectors (public schools, public charter schools, and nonpublic schools) can offer quality education experiences for students, and that each parent […]

2018 Archived Competition Information for Promise Neighborhood

2018 Promise Neighborhoods Notice Inviting Applications For Extension Grants (only Fiscal Year 2011 and 2012 Implementation Grantees are eligible to apply) The Promise Neighborhoods Notice Inviting Applications is here. Here is a word version of the 2018 Extension Grant Application Package. It references a number of required forms. With the exception of the Promise Neighborhoods […]

2017 Archived Competition Information for Promise Neighborhood

Update Regarding Extension of Deadline for Applicants Affected by Hurricane Harvey: On July 21, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 33881) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2017 for the Promise Neighborhoods competition (NIA). The application deadline in the NIA was September 5, 2017. We are extending this competition […]

Statewide Family Engagement Centers Program

Purpose The purpose of the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFEC) program is to provide financial support to organizations that provide technical assistance and training to State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) in the implementation and enhancement of systemic and effective family engagement policies, programs, and activities.  This programming is intended to lead […]


On December 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced the FY 2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program Competition. Unlike previous competitions, this competition is being administered under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The Department encourages interested parties to carefully review the FY 2017 Notice Inviting Applications and FY 2017 Correction Notice to learn more about […]


Included below is information regarding the new awards made in each fiscal year since FY 2016. Fiscal Year (FY) Number of New Awards FY 2023 3 FY 2022 6 FY2021 8 FY 2018 6 FY 2017 4 FY 2016 6 Complete List of Promise Neighborhood Grants MS Excel (69 KB) Year awarded Grantee Project Title […]

Funding and Legislation

Included in the chart below is the amount of funding per fiscal year since 2010. Fiscal Year (FY) Funding for new awards Funding for continuation awards FY 2018 $35,481,676 $38,980,690 FY 2017 $37,494,134 $31,649,166 FY 2016 $30,000,000 $37,059,000 FY 2015 $0 $56,754,000 FY 2014 $0 $56,754,000 FY 2013 $0 $56,754,000 FY 2012 $59,900,000 $25,900,000 FY […]

Applicant Info and Eligibility

FY 2023 Promise Neighborhoods (PN) Competition The FY 2023 PN Competition is closed. See below for information about the PN program and archived information about previous grant competitions. PN Program Introduction To learn more about the Promise Neighborhoods program please review the presentation below.  This information provides a general overview of the program and will […]