Berea College Receives $30 Million Promise Neighborhood Grant

President Obama announced today that Berea College in Kentucky is one of five Promise Neighborhood implementation grant recipients. This cradle-to-career initiative will fund work in Clay, Jackson and Owsley Counties in Kentucky.

More than 200 organizations from 45 states, as well as American Samoa and Puerto Rico, applied for 2011 Promise Neighborhoods planning and implementation grants. Berea College will be awarded a first-year grant of $6 million, totaling up to $30 million across the five-year life of the grant, which will support implementation of cradle-to-career services to improve the educational achievement and healthy development of children.

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