Promoting Policy Change is an annual cycle that supports proven drug policy reform organizations.
We are currently interested in efforts that prioritize:
We favor public education efforts that speak to: (1) the failures and consequences of drug polices in the U.S. and the potential benefits of alternatives to prohibition; (2) reducing over-reliance on the criminal justice system by raising awareness of the need for alternatives to incarceration and/or health-based approaches to drug use; (3) discrimination in employment, housing, student loans and other benefits against those who use drugs or who have been convicted of drug law violations; (4) the negative consequences of current drug policies on human rights; and (5) efforts that mobilize people around the disproportionate impact of the drug war on communities of color and youth.
A letter of intent (LOI) is required to receive an invitation to apply. If you are invited to proceed, we will send you an application. An invitation is not guaranteed.
Not to exceed two pages, the letter should include:
The LOI must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) on May 15, 2019.
Once an organization has been invited to apply, the proposal will go through a rigorous review process by staff and board members. Invitations to apply will be sent on or before June 3, 2019.
If you are invited to proceed, you will receive an application by email. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) on July 2, 2019. Final decisions will be made by September 30, 2019.
Please note that being asked to apply is NOT a guarantee of an award being made.
Proposals and supporting documents are submitted via online application. Please note that applications not submitted according to these guidelines will not be considered.