Promise Neighborhoods (PN)


School Choice and Improvement Programs

Discretionary/Competitive Grants

What’s New

The U.S. Department of Education awarded 3 additional new Promise Neighborhoods grantees from the 2022 competition.  These new grants total over $15 million for year 1 of their projects.  This is in addition to the 4 new Promise Neighborhoods grantees and 2 extension grantees awarded earlier through the FY 2022 grant competition cycle and which total more than $25 million for year 1 of their projects. 

Please check the Awards page for more information about the new Promise Neighborhoods grantees. 

Program Overview

The PN program is authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). The purpose of the PN program is to significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children living in the most distressed communities of the United States, including ensuring school readiness, high school graduation, and access to a community-based continuum of high-quality services. The program serves neighborhoods with high concentrations of low-income individuals; multiple signs of distress, which may include high rates of poverty, childhood obesity, academic failure, and juvenile delinquency, adjudication, or incarceration; and schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities under section 1111(d) of the ESEA.

Contact Information

  • Elson Nash
    Promise Neighborhoods (PN)
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    400 Maryland Ave SW
    Washington, DC 20202