Racine misses the mark on federal anti-poverty initiatives

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From the Racine Journal Times:

‘Close, but not quite.

‘For the second time in as many years, Racine came up just short in applying to a federal anti-poverty program that would have given the area priority for grant dollars.

‘Racine was named a finalist last month in the federal Promise Zone initiative, which aims to help high-poverty communities improve education, reduce crime and increase economic activity.

‘The designation would have allowed Racine to get federal funds for a variety of programs, from community-oriented policing programs and business tax credits to education grants, officials have said.

‘While disappointed, state Rep. Cory Mason believes groundwork has been laid for future grant money to flow to the area. The effort engaged many community agencies involved in putting together an intensive Promise Zone application.’

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