$500,000 for Students in Low-Income Communities

To help low-income students improve their performance and reduce the high school drop-out rate, HUD announced grants intended for Empowerment Zone communities, Enterprise Communities and sites in or near public housing orHUD-assisted housing sites.

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July 13, 2000, 12:30 PM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech

The grants to CIS programs range from $2,000 to $25,000 and will be used as seed money to increaseservices to youth and their families in economically challenged communities. These grants targetEmpowerment Zone communities, Enterprise Communities and sites in or near public housing orHUD-assisted housing sites. The $500,000 in grants announced today are provided through HUD’s existing grant with Communitiesin Schools. The funding will go to a variety of programs to reduce the high school drop-out rate, givestudents a marketable job skill, and expand local programs to reach more at-risk students.

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Thursday, July 13, 2000 in HUD News


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