Promise Zones Updates: FY 2015 Funding Opportunities |     Second Round Promise Zones Competition   
 
   

FY 2015 Funding     Opportunities

   

Byrne Criminal Justice     Innovation Program

   

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ),     Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is seeking applications from eligible     entities to plan and implement place-based, community-oriented strategies     to address targeted crime issues within a neighborhood as a part of a     broader neighborhood revitalization initiative. Byrne Criminal Justice     Innovation (BCJI) resources will target hot spots of crime where a     significant proportion of crime occurs as compared to the overall     jurisdiction. BCJI furthers the Department’s mission by leading efforts to     enhance the capacity of local and tribal communities to effectively target     and address significant crime issues through collaborative cross-sector     approaches that help advance broader neighborhood development goals.

   

Application Deadline: April     21, 2015

   

View     the BCJI 2015 Solicitation.

   

Face Forward 3-Intermediary     and Community Grants

   

The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment     and Training Administration (ETA) plans to award four intermediary     organization grants of $5 million each and approximately 10 community     organization grants of up to $1,050,000 million each, totaling     approximately $30,500,000 million, to provide services to youth between the     ages of 14 to 24 that have been involved in the Juvenile Justice System and     never convicted in the adult criminal system.

   

The goal of the Face Forward program     aligns closely with President Obama's "My     Brother's Keeper" initiative which seeks to close opportunity gaps     still faced by too many young people and often by boys and young men of     color.
    Grantees are expected to provide a range of services that include case     management, mentoring, education and training services. Funded programs     will also help to eliminate the stigma of a juvenile record by offering     services to seal juvenile records and providing opportunities to handle     delinquency complaints outside of the juvenile justice system.

   

Application Deadline: April     23, 2015

   

The     Face Forward Funding Opportunity Announcement is available here.

   

Community Economic     Development Projects

   

For Fiscal Years (FYs) 2015 and 2016, the     Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Community and Economic     Development (CED) program, administered by the Office of Community Services     (OCS) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), will provide     up to $17.7 million in grants ($800,000 maximum per project) to Community     Development Corporations (CDCs) for projects designed to address the     economic needs of individuals and families with low-income through the     creation of employment and business opportunities.

   

Application Deadline:

   

FY 2015: April 24, 2015
    FY 2016: March 4, 2016

   

For FYs 2015 and 2016, the Funding     Opportunity Announcement will be open for application submission at least     60 days prior to the listed due date. No applications will be accepted in     between the open application periods.

   

The     Community Economic Development Projects Funding Announcement is available     here.

   

Community Economic     Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects

   

For FYs 2015 and 2016, OCS within ACF at     HHS will provide up to $9.5 million in grants ($800,000 maximum per     project) to CDCs for projects designed to address food deserts, improve     access to healthy, affordable foods, and address the economic needs of     individuals and families with low-income through the creation of business     and employment opportunities.

   

The CED-HFFI program seeks to fund     projects that implement strategies to address food deserts, increase     healthy food access in low-income communities, foster self-sufficiency for     low-income families, and create sustained employment opportunities in low-income     communities.

   

Application Deadline:

   

FY 2015: April 24, 2015
    FY 2016: March 4, 2016

   

For FYs 2015 and 2016, the Funding     Opportunity Announcement will be open for application submission at least     60 days prior to the listed due date. No applications will be accepted in     between the open application periods.

   

The     Community Economic Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects     Funding Announcement is available here.

   

Second Round     Promise Zones Competition

   

On behalf of the U.S. Department of     Housing and Urban Development and our federal partners, thank you for your     interest in the Promise Zones initiative.
   
    The next round of promise Zones designations are expected to be announced     in Spring 2015.

   

More information is available     on the Promise     Zones web page.