In preparation for this fall’s open solicitation for the second round of Promise Zone designations, HUD has published draft guidelines for urban, rural, and tribal communities, initiating a 60-day public comment period. The public comment period will close on June 16, 2014. The final second round Promise Zone Application Guide is expected to be posted later this year.
As part of President Obama’s bold agenda, to a make our nation a magnet for jobs, equip Americans with the skills to do these jobs, give a high quality education to all children and ensure that hard work leads to a decent living, a total of 20 Promise Zone designations will be made by the end of 2016, including the five designations announced in January 2014. A minimum of five and up to fifteen designations will be made in this round.
Questions or comments pertaining to the draft application guides should be sent by email to PromiseZones@hud.gov with ‘‘Second Round Promise Zone selections’’ in the subject line. To learn more about Promise Zones, please go to: https://www.onecpd.info/promise-zones/.