Friday, July 23, 2010

Securing Promise Neighborhoods Funding: CSSP Signs an Open Letter to Congress

On July 15, the House committee with jurisdiction over the Promise Neighborhoods initiative slashed President Obama's $210 million FY2011 funding request to just $60 million. We we know this is not nearly enough to fully implement the initiative's goals and achieve real results for children. The Center for the Study of Social Policy and our partners-the Harlem Children’s Zone and PolicyLink-along with hundreds of other organizations have signed on to an open letter initiated by the United Neighborhood Centers of America (UNCA) urging Congress to support the Obama administration's request for $210 million in funding. View the open letter here.

In addition, PolicyLink is urging individuals to contact our legislators to ensure that funding for Promise Neighborhoods is secured. Click here to sign on.

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