What is the PPC Grant?
Promoting Policy Change is an annual cycle that supports proven drug policy reform organizations.
We are currently interested in efforts that prioritize:
- Eliminating or reducing criminal penalties for drug possession, and reducing the role of the criminal justice system as a response to drug use and sales.
- Promoting a health-based approach to drug use through innovative harm reduction projects.
- Advancing equitable marijuana policy reform, including: decriminalization, medical use, legalization for adult personal use, record sealing and expungement.
- Developing public education initiatives directed at a wide range of audience that promote responsible, reparative and just solutions to ending the drug war.
- Promoting leadership and expertise of those directly impacted by the drug war, including individuals associated with drugs and drug usage, individuals incarcerated for association with drugs, and communities of color.
- Organizing groups most directly affected by the drug war – including formerly incarcerated persons; communities of color; women, trans, and gender–nonconforming individuals; immigrant communities; and under-resourced communities.
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.
How Do I Apply?
The deadline for 2020-2021 applications has passed.
- The Advocacy Grants Program only accepts grant proposals from 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations or organizations with a fiscal sponsor that has a 501(c)(3).
- The Promoting Policy Change fund is intended for general operating support.
- The Advocacy Grants Program does not support:
- International organizations
- Direct service
- Fundraising events
- Production of videos or films
- Academic, research or journalistic projects
- ***Punitive, abstinence-only treatment programs or advocacy for such programs***
See a list of our current PPC partners