Senate Subcommittee Approves $60 MILLION for Promise Neighborhoods!

20 Sep 2011 |

You read that right!

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee approved $60 million in their FY 2012 bill! That’s DOUBLE the funding for Promise Neighborhoods in FY 2011!

We are so excited to see the support for Promise Neighborhoods from the Senate, and SO THANKFUL to the Senate leadership for recognizing the importance of Promise Neighborhoods!

Read the full press release for details, but here’s the juicy part:

“Promise Neighborhoods—The bill includes $60 million—a doubling of the fiscal year 2011 level–for the Promise Neighborhoods program. Inspired by the successful Harlem Children’s Zone program, Promise Neighborhoods supports local efforts to establish cradle-to-career services designed to improve educational outcomes for students in distressed neighborhoods.”