AB 1178 (Bocanegra – D)

Authorizes the Department of Education to designate up to 40 Promise Neighborhoods, based upon high poverty, high unemployment, and low graduation rates, with specified goals for improving the academic, health and social outcomes of children in identified neighborhoods. Requires collaboration from local government, higher education, community organizations and local businesses. Participating schools or districts would receive maximum consideration in competitive grants for California Partnership Academies, the After-School Education & Safety Program, the Immediate Intervention-Underperforming Schools Program, and CTE pathways. Requires collaboration with all post-secondary segments to achieve maximum consideration for relevant funding opportunities. Further requires collaboration with a diversity of state health, social service and workforce agencies to develop preferential grant consideration opportunities.