President’s Budget Has Love for Promise!
Here’s a breakdown on what’s in the President’s proposed budget for Promise Neighborhoods from PNI’s Deputy Director Kay Fernandez Smith:
President Obama released his FY 2013 budget proposal yesterday, and things are looking good for Promise Neighborhoods!
He included $100 million for the program, which is an increase of $40 million from Congress’ FY 2012 appropriation. This investment represents a strong commitment from the Administration to not only continue to fund Promise Neighborhoods, but to take the program to scale over time. The $100 million would support another round of competitive planning and implementation grants.
For more budget highlights, including Choice Neighborhoods and other place-based initiatives, see PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell’s statement. PolicyLink will also be releasing a full equity analysis of the budget soon, so look out for that.
This budget proposal is a big step in the right direction, but we still have a lot of work to do to share the progress we have made on the ground. As Congress debates the President’s budget proposal, we need your Congressional Members to hear about, see for themselves, and learn about the great work you are doing in your Promise Neighborhood. In the coming weeks, we’ll share ways in which you can be involved in educating Congress about local Promise Neighborhoods efforts.