Blueprint for the Next Generation of Federal Place-Based Policy: Promise Neighborhoods


This policy example is a companion to the report, A Blueprint for the Next Generation of Federal Place-Based Policy, and offers consideration of how the blueprint’s recommendations might apply to the Promise Neighborhoods program. The blueprint offers a two-step process for policy analysis and program design that starts with high-level, analytical questions that help provide the aspirational framework for then addressing a series of specific design decisions. It aims to help federal agency officials, congressional staff, and policy advocates design place-based policies and programs that respond to the priorities of local practitioners to actively address racial inequity and injustice, bridge sectors and policy domains, respect and build community voice and power, deliver sufficient resources and lasting system reforms, and promote continuous learning.