12 Grant awards that will change the LA Promise Zone in 2015

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12 new grants from an array of federal agencies are bringing an unprecedented level of investment to the LA Promise Zone.

1. Carol M. White Physical Education Program

This grant will help our organization provide fitness, nutrition, and physical education resources to seven schools in the LA Promise Zone.

Award: $2.25 million
Awardee: Youth Policy Institute
Awarding agency: US Dept. of Education
Who it helps: Seven schools

2. SFV Gear Up

We were awarded a GEAR UP grant that allows us to serve five middle schools and five high schools in the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood. We will provide extensive academic and social supports to prepare 2,895 students for post-secondary education.

Award: $16,212,000
Awardee: Youth Policy Institute
Awarding agency: US Department of Education
Who it helps: 10 schools, 2,895 students

3. LAUSD Gear Up

The Los Angeles Unified School District was also awarded a GEAR UP grant to serve a cohort of 2,389 students at three middle schools, three span schools, and five high schools in the LA Promise Zone.

Award: $13,378,400
Awardee: Los Angeles Unified School District
Awarding agency: US Department of Education
Who it helps: 11 schools, 2,389 students

4. Youth CareerConnect

This award will help build new career academies in six high schools. These academies will focus on healthcare, biotechnology, and other technology-related industries.

Total award: $7 million
Awardee: LAUSD
Awarding agency: US Department of Labor
Who it helps: Six schools

5. Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools

This award will create 10 new charter schools and provide 5,250 students a number of local communities, including the LA Promise Zone, with quality educations.

Award: $8 million
Awardee: Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools
Awarding agency: US Department of Education
Who it helps: 10 schools, 5,250 students

6. School Climate Transformation

This award will allow us to implement school-wide positive behavior frameworks at seven schools and provide mental health services for 1,815 students in the Promise Zone.

Award: $13,378,400
Awardee: Youth Policy Institute
Awarding agency: US Department of Education
Who it helps: Seven schools, 1,815 students

7. Early Head Start

This grant will expand high quality early learning opportunities to infants and toddlers in Los Angeles County through partnerships. The partnerships will support working families by providing a full-day, full-year program that provide low-income children with the enriching early experiences they need to realize their full potential.

Award: $7.7 million
Awardee: Los Angeles County Office of Education
Awarding agency: US Department of Health and Human Services
Who it helps: 180 families with children in the LA Promise Zone

8. Full-Service Community Schools

This grant award will transform four LA Promise Zone schools into community hubs. Open early, open late, on weekends, in the summer, these school sites will coordinate wrap-around services for students and families.

Award: $2,500,000
Awardee: Youth Policy Institute
Awarding agency: US Dept. of Education
Who it helps: Four schools, 2,800 students, and LA Promise Zone families

9. Teen Pregnancy Prevention

This award is part of a national effort to address rising teen pregnancy rates. Our organization and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles are core partners in Los Angeles.

Award: $890,000
Awardee: Advocates for Youth
Awarding agency: US Department of Health and Human Services
Who it helps: At-risk teens nationally and in the LA Promise Zone

10. Local Foods, Local Places

Local Foods, Local Places is a federal initiative that provides technical support to integrate local food systems into community economic action plans.

Award: Technical assistance
Awardee: Youth Policy Institute
Awarding Agency: US Department of Agriculture, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Transportation, ARC, the Delta Regional Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Who it helps: Local farmers, residents and families in the Promise Zone

11. Farmers’ Market Promotion Program

This award will help the East Hollywood Certified Farmers’ Market develop new market opportunities for local farmers by increasing awareness of WIC, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program and other benefits available at the market.

Award: $94,681
Awardee: Thai CDC
Awarding Agency: US Dept. of Agriculture
Who it helps: Local farmers, residents and families in the Promise Zone

12. Local Food Promotion Program

This grant award will allow us to work with local farmers to create a Community-Supported Agriculture program in the LA Promise Zone. We are designing pick-up sites that will increase access to fresh, healthy foods for low-income families and Promise Zone residents.

Award: $100,000
Awardee: Youth Policy Institute
Awarding Agency: US Dept. of Agriculture
Who it helps: Local farmers, low-income families and Promise Zone residents

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