Friday, October 3, 2014

FW: Upcoming Promise Zone Webinars and Federal Partner Updates

If you are considering applying for a Promise Zone, these are opportunities to learn about the application process.


From: Public Engagement []
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 1:55 PM
Subject: Upcoming Promise Zone Webinars and Federal Partner Updates


On behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and its federal partners, we would like to thank you for joining us on the Promise Zone webcasts.  The urban, rural and tribal webcasts have been posted to the Promise Zone website.  To view the webcasts, please go to


On October 7, 2014, HUD is convening two webinars that will provide information on how to navigate MAX Survey and the Promise Zone Mapping Tool.

Max.Gov Webinar
October 7, 2014
2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT
RSVP for the Webinar

Promise Zones Mapping Tool Webinar
October 7, 2014
3:30-4:30 p.m.
RSVP for the Promise Zones Mapping Tool Webinar

RSVPs are MANDATORY for each webinar and are due by 12:00pm, Tuesday, October 7, 2014.   The links will be sent out shortly after the deadline.  More information is available at:



Operation AmeriCorps

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is seeking to partner with local and tribal governments to identify a high priority local issue that AmeriCorps members can address and solve in a comprehensive way within two years. The solution must be place-based and ambitious in order to succeed in the competition. CNCS will be issuing a Notice of Funding Opportunity shortly. In the meantime local and tribal governments are encouraged to review the previous draft for public comment and work on developing their proposals on how they would use AmeriCorps to solve their most pressing local problem. More information is available at


Additional questions on how to apply and eligibility should be directed by email to:


NEA FY15 Funding Opportunity


National Endowment for the Arts Releases 2015 Our Town Grant Guidelines


New Our Town guidelines are now available to support creative placemaking projects that contribute towards the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, equitable, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Now in its fifth year, the Our Town program will continue to support place-based arts engagement, cultural planning, and design projects. The NEA is also offering a new project category this year, funding up to five projects carried out by arts or design service organizations, or other national or regional membership organizations, that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. The goal is to expand the knowledge base about creative placemaking to their members and the field.

The NEA is a federal partner dedicated to the Promise Zone initiative, and welcomes applications from designated Promise Zone communities and those that are currently seeking designation.



Francey Youngberg

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development


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