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State Advocacy

It Takes a Village Act

In collaboration with GRACE inc and the C2C Coalition, CPNN has been supporting AB 2517 which will create statewide infrastructure for cradle to career work, and expand access to resources to implement this work throughout California.

Assembly Bill (AB) 2517 (Bonta), the It Takes a Village Act, will implement new and strengthen existing neighborhood and regional-based cradle to career (C2C) networks by establishing the California Coordinated Neighborhood and Community Services Grant program. This grant will be overseen by the CA Department of Social Services and allocate funding to neighborhood and regional-based organizations that provide a coordinated continuum of services and supports  to children from before birth through college and career.

Promise Neighborhoods Appropriation

For the first time in history, the California Promise Neighborhoods secured state funding to support the continuation of this important work. A $12M appropriation will provide 3 years of operating support grants in the amount of $1M each to Cornin Promise, Mission Promise, Hayward Promise, and Chula Vista Promise, all of which face the close out of federal funding in 2023. 


SB 686, The California Promise Neighborhoods Act of 2019
Introduced by Senator Allen, February 22, 2019
Coauthors: Senators Hertzberg and Wiener
Coauthors: Assembly Members Chiu, Quirk, and Luz Rivas

The California Promise Neighborhoods Act of 2019 would create a program to be administered by the California Department of Education to award eligible entities grants to implement Promise Neighborhoods. For the 2020-21 fiscal year, subject to appropriation in the state budget, competitive grants would be awarded to 20 eligible entities, with each grant to not exceed $5,000,000. Read the legislation.

Our Movement

The creation of more Promise Neighborhoods is tied to a broader campaign driven by recommendations in the End Child Poverty Plan. These comprehensive recommendations will eliminate deep child poverty for 450,000 California children when fully implemented, while working to break the cycles of intergenerational poverty.