Education Funding: Mayor Announces $30 million Federal Education Grant
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Superintendent Richard Carranza announced that the U.S. Department of Education has selected San Francisco's Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) to receive a five-year, up to $30 million Promise Neighborhoods implementation grant, among the highest amount granted of only six other selected areas in the nation.
"The Promise Neighborhoods grants will not only help our children succeed in school, but these grants will lift up families and whole communities," said Mayor Lee. "I thank President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for choosing the Mission community as one of seven recipients of the Promise Neighborhoods implementation grants so that we can continue to prepare our youth for the 21st Century workforce." Read more.