Applicant Info and Eligibility

FY 2022 Promise Neighborhoods (PN) Competition

The FY 2022 PN Competition for new awards is now open. The deadline for applying to this grant opportunity is October 7, 2022 (11:59:59 pm (ET)).  Applicants are not required to submit an intent to apply to be considered for this funding opportunity.

FY 2022 Notice Inviting Applications

The Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) was published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2022.

An extension notice was published on July 25, 2022.  This notice extended the deadline to October 7, 2022.

FY 2022 PN Competition Timeline

  • Notice Inviting Applications Available: June 29, 2022
  • Intent to Apply: July 29, 2022 (strongly encouraged)
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 7, 2022

FY 2022 PN Application Instructions

  • The PN Application Package on this page is for applicants to download and use as a guide only.  Applicants should use the versions of forms that are in grants.gov.
  • The official application can be found in grants.gov under the Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-062922-002.

Sample Application Package PN 2022

Pre-Application Webinar Series

The Department is offering a mix of pre-recorded and live pre-application meetings for the FY 2022 PN grant competition.  Below are the planned presentations for the FY 2022 PN webinar series.  The program office highly encourages potential applicants to attend or review each presentation.

Presentation I
Promise Neighborhoods Program 101: What is the Promise Neighborhoods Program?
Topics: History of Promise Neighborhoods Program, Updates on the Promise Neighborhoods Program, and Expectations for Applicants and Grantees
Description: This presentation will help applicants have a better understanding of the foundation of the Promise Neighborhoods program. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the history and expectations of the Promise Neighborhoods program should review this presentation.  Its purpose is to help entities to reflect on their current projects, programs, and partnerships to determine if they have the capacity to implement the Promise Neighborhoods program as intended and if it is a good fit for their respective communities.
Presentation: Slides

Live Webinar I
Nuts and Bolts of the FY 2022 Promise Neighborhoods Competition
Date: July 11, 1 PM Eastern
Topics: Statute, Purpose, Eligibility, Requirements, Selection Criteria, and Priorities
Description:  This webinar is designed for all potential applicants and their partners to attend.  It will cover the essentials of the FY22 PN competition so that all applicants understand the priorities and requirements their applications must include, as well as the selection criteria that will be used to review and rate their applications.
Presentation: Slides
Recording: Click to view Passcode: @DU53d^z

Live Webinar II
Strategies, Resources, and Tips on How to Incorporate Evidence and Evaluation into Your Proposed Project
Date: July 18, 1 PM Eastern
Topics: Data, Performance Indicators, Evidence, and Evaluation
Description: Evidence and evaluation are significant components of the Promise Neighborhoods program.  Learn how the Department and its partners utilize data on key performance indicators and how evidence and evaluation can strengthen your application.
Presentation: Slides
Recording: Click to view Passcode: a0*rktvL

Live Webinar III
Money, Money, Money & More
Date: July 25, 1 PM Eastern
Topics: Budget, Post Award, and Continuation Awards
Description: A solid and accurate budget and budget narrative are the backbone to every project. This webinar will cover a range of financial and fiscal topics related to the 2022 Promise Neighborhoods competition.
Presentation: Slides
Recording:
Click to view Passcode: U8vZ0t?y

2016 PN Extension Grant Competition

The 2016 PN cohort of grants is eligible for an extension grant competition.  The deadline for applications is September 16, 2022.  All applications must be submitted in grants.gov.

All grantees eligible for this competition have been notified of their eligibility.  If you believe your organization should be eligible but you have not received notification, please reach out to Richard.Wilson@ed.gov.

The notice for the 2016 Cohort Extension Competition is available here:

FY22 PN 2016 Cohort Extension Grant NIA

The additional mandatory form that must be submitted in grants.gov along with the rest of your application is available here:

GPRA Data and Implementation Summary Form


Eligibility

An eligible entity must be one of the following:

  1. An institution of higher education, as defined in section 102 of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1002);
  2. An Indian Tribe or Tribal organization, as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304); or
  3. One or more nonprofit entities working in formal partnership with not less than one of the following entities:
    1. A high-need LEA.
    2. An institution of higher education, as defined in section 102 of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1002).
    3. The office of a chief elected official of a unit of local government.
    4. An Indian Tribe or Tribal organization, as defined under section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304).

All potential applicants should refer to the program statute, Notice of Final Priorities,  Notice Inviting Applications, Application Package, and website for further eligibility requirements and information pertaining to the Promise Neighborhoods Program.

Previous Competitions

To learn more about the previous competitions, please visit the below links.

2021

2018

2017

2016

2012

2011

2010

2016 PN Extension Grant Competition 

The 2016 PN cohort of grants is eligible for an extension grant competition.  The deadline for applications is September 16, 2022.  All applications must submitted in grants.gov. 

All grantees eligible for this competition have been notified of their eligibility.  If you believe your organization should be eligible but you have not received notification, please reach out to Richard.Wilson@ed.gov

The notice for the 2016 Cohort Extension Competition is available here: FY22 PN 2016 Cohort Extension Grant NIA

The additional mandatory form that must be submitted in grants.gov along with the rest of your application is available here: GPRA Data and Implementation Summary Form