Funding Agency

Department of Education - Promise Neighborhoods


Funding Agency

Department of Education


Federal Agency

Department of Education

Agency Overview

The U.S. Department of Education’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Program Name

Department of Education - Promise Neighborhoods


Program Overview

The Promise Neighborhoods program is authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The program provides funding to support eligible entities, including (1) institutions of higher education; (2) an Indian tribe or tribal organization; (3) one or more nonprofit organizations, which may include faith-based nonprofit organizations, in partnership with high-need LEAs, institutions of higher education, the office of a chief elected official of a unit of local government, or an Indian tribe or tribal organization.

Agency Contact

Elson Nash
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW, 4W229
Washington DC 20202-5970
(202) 453-5563
(800) USA-LEARN

Program Purpose
  • Broadband Infrastructure (e.g., construction)
  • Broadband Adoption
  • Other
Eligible Recipients
  • Libraries
  • K-12 Schools
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Tribal Entities
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Rural Recipients

Agency Contact

Elson Nash
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW, 4W229
Washington DC 20202-5970
(202) 453-5563
(800) USA-LEARN

FY2019 Funding Amount

$78,254,000

FY2020 Funding Amount

$80,000,000

Additional Information

This is one of a number of Department programs that provides funds that could be used to support broadband access. The allowability of costs is always situation and program specific. For that reason, if you decide to use funds under one of these programs for costs related to device or mobile hotspot access, you must be sure that the use of the funds is, under the specific circumstances of the expenditure and the program authority selected, reasonable and necessary for the purposes of that program, and does not violate other program requirements, such as supplement not supplant, if it applies to program. We also note that, while funds under one of these programs can be used on broadband access, the programs’ purpose is not primarily focused on that issue.

Brief Program Description

The Promise Neighborhoods program is authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Agency
  • Department of Education

Funding Name Department of Education - Promise Neighborhoods

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