A group of Ogden leaders has won a nearly $500,000 grant to help improve the community largely through education.
Ogden United a coalition of the United Way of Northern Utah and Ogden school, city, university, business and other leaders is one of 17 groups to win a 2012 Promise Neighborhoods grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the department announced Friday. The grants are intended to fund local efforts to boost educational opportunities and provide health, safety and support services to those living in high-poverty neighborhoods.
Ogden United will use its grant, intended for planning, to further develop its plan to improve educational outcomes in Ogden. Leslie Herold, with the United Way of Northern Utah, said the grant will help speed up the process of making change in Ogden.