$500,000 for Students in Low-Income Communities
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 HUDs 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