Applicant Info and Eligibility

FY 2021 Promise Neighborhoods (PN) Competition

The FY 2021 PN Competition for new awards is now open. The deadline for applying to this grant opportunity is April 19, 2021 (11:59:00pm (EST)).  Applicants are not required to submit an intent to apply to be considered for this funding opportunity.

FY 2021 Notice Inviting Applications

The Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) was published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2021. The Department published a corrections NIA in the Federal Register on March 4, 2021.

FY 2021 PN Competition Timeline

  • Notice Inviting Applications Available: January 19, 2021
  • Intent to Apply: February 3, 2021 (strongly encouraged) (closed)
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 19, 2021 (new)

FY 2021 PN Application Instructions

  • The PN Application Package is for applicants to download and use as a guide only. Applicants should use the versions of forms that are in grants.gov.
  • Application Package Instructions can also be found on Grants.gov. Unless the applicant qualifies for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, all PN grant applications must be submitted electronically via Grants.gov. The link to the application package instructions on grants.gov is below:

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Promise%20Neighborhoods

FY 2021 PN Application Package

Application Package PN 2021

Optional Needs and Solutions Table

Pre-Application Webinar Series

The Department held six pre-application meetings for the FY 2021 PN grant opportunity.

Below are presentations from the FY 2021 PN webinar series. The program office highly encourages potential applicants to review each Power Point Presentation.

Webinar 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: By helping applicants have a better understanding of the foundation of the Promise Neighborhoods program, the Program Office is optimistic that high quality applications will address the needs of students and their families. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the history and expectations of the Promise Neighborhoods program should attend this webinar. This webinar will 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.
Presenters: Promise Neighborhoods Team and the Center for the Study of Social Policy
Power Point Presentation (PDF)


Webinar II- Nuts and Bolts of the FY 2021 Promise Neighborhoods Competition<
Topics: Statute, Purpose, Eligible Applicants, and Requirements
Description: By helping applicants have a better understanding of the foundation of Promise Neighborhoods, the Program Office is optimistic that high quality applications will address the needs of students and their families. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Promise Neighborhoods program should attend this webinar.
Presenters: Promise Neighborhoods Team
Power Point Presentation (PDF)


Webinar III- What Everyone Ought to Know about the FY 2021 Promise Neighborhoods Competition
Topics: Selection Criteria, Priorities, TRF
Description: The Program Office invites all potential applicants and their partners to attend this informative and illuminating webinar. If you are curious about proposal essentials, this webinar was designed with you in mind.  Come, log-in, and be fully engaged as we highlight imperative information that is critical to your submission.
Presenters: Promise Neighborhoods Team
Power Point Presentation (PDF)


Webinar IV- Money, Money, Money & More
Topics: Budget, Attachments, Post Award, and Continuation Awards
Description: A solid and accurate budget and budget narrative are the backbone to every project. This webinar has an extensive emphasis on fiscal matters and other areas related to the 2021 Promise Neighborhoods competition.  All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this session to assist with their organization’s proposal planning efforts.
Presenters: Promise Neighborhoods Team
Power Point Presentation (PDF)


Webinar V- Strategies, Resources, and Tips on How to Incorporate Evidence and Evaluation into Your Proposed Project
Topics: Evidence and Evaluation
Description: Evidence and evaluation are significant components of the Promise Neighborhoods program. Learn how the Department and its partners utilize data and how evidence and evaluation can strengthen your application.  The Program Office invites all parties who are interested in evidence and evaluation as it relates to the 2021 Promise Neighborhoods competition to this webinar.
Presenters: Promise Neighborhoods Team and the Urban Institute
Power Point Presentation (PDF)


Webinar VI- PN Program Corrections
Topics: Corrections Notice Inviting Applications
Description: This webinar provides an overview of the FY 2021 PN Corrections Notice Inviting Applications published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2021.
Presenters: Promise Neighborhoods Team
Power Point Presentation: (PDF)

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 competition, please visit the below links.

2018

2017

2016

2012

2011

2010

 

Last Modified: 04/09/2021