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Dept of Education offers $10M for planning grants

The Department of Education has $10 million for planning grants for the Promise Neighborhoods program as part of the Fund for the Improvement of Education.  These planning grants for $400,000 to $500,000 each are for the planning purpose of what will be a program to improve significantly the education and development outcomes of children in distressed communities.

This is a heads up for school, community college and public librarians to REACH OUT NOW to eligible entities which could be non-profit organizations or institutions of higher learning who might be applying because they operate a school; partner with a school or Local Education Agency; currently provide a solution to cradle-through-college-to-career in a distressed neighborhood or represent a neighborhood being proposed for service.

Best is being part of a group’s application from the planning stage, but GET INTO THE GROUP AND PARTICIPATE IN THEIR PLANNING.

U.S. Department of Education:
Promise Neighborhoods application:
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply:  May 21, 2010
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications:  June 25, 2010

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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