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SB 686 Will Create Equity for California Kids

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.

How You Can Get Involved

There are many ways you or your organization can support advocacy efforts for SB 686, including directly in Sacramento. Please contact Nahal Kaivan at to get involved.

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.