About Promise Zones

Promise Zones are a federal program led by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The competitively awarded Promise Zone designation streamlines resources to high-poverty communities by pairing federal government partners with local leaders to deliver 10 years of comprehensive support. The program is designed to create jobs; increase economic activity; improve educational outcomes; increase access to affordable housing; reduce serious and violent crime; enhance public health and address other priorities identified by the community. There are four Promise Zone designations in California. Click on the links below to explore their work and impact.
Sacramento Promise Zone
LA Promise Zone
SD Promise Zone

The Benefits of Promise Zones

The Promise Zone designation confers comprehensive federal support to address multiple community revitalization challenges collaboratively. Promise Zone designees receive the following federal support:

  • An opportunity to engage five AmeriCorps VISTA members in the Promise Zone’s work
  • A federal liaison assigned to help designees navigate federal programs
  • Preferences for certain competitive federal grant programs and technical assistance from participating federal agencies

Have Questions?

No problem. Visit the HUD website to learn more or send us a message.

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