Choice Planning Grant Applications Announced!
Interested in applying for a Choice Planning Grant? Here’s the scoop, courtesy of our good friends over at the Center for the Study of Social Policy: The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Program is an initiative that helps transform neighborhoods by revitalizing distressed public and/or assisted housing. As part of the Administration’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, the Choice Neighborhoods is a comprehensive transformation initiative that also helps communities leverage investments for high quality community services, public schools, early learning programs and improved access to public transportation.
Applications for the 2012 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants are due May 1, 2012. Overall, HUD anticipates awarding 17-20 Planning Grants of up to $300,000. According to theNotice released by HUD, four Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants will be set aside for communities that have received a Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant (the year of the planning grant is not specified in the notice). Please click on the “Notice” link above to learn more about the specific eligibility and application requirements for the Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants. Check out page 50 for info specific to Promise Neighborhoods.
For additional information about the Choice Neighborhoods program, please visit the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s blog: Investing in Community Change.