Promise Zone Purpose
Purpose of the Promise Zone
To address challenges in rural and tribal communities, President Obama established the Promise Zones Initiative to assist local communities in their efforts to create jobs, expand educational opportunities, increase economic activity, leverage private investment and reduce violent crime. Promise Zones is a placed-based initiative which provides tailored assistance based on the specific needs of a community and promotes collaboration between private business and federal, state, and local officials; faith-based and non-profit organizations; and striving kids and parents.
In June, the Obama Administration selected the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in partnership with Spirit Lake Nation to be designated as the Pride of the Great Plains Promise Zone.