Drug Policy Alliance Advocacy Grants Program Special Opportunities Fund

Grants from the Drug Policy Alliance’s Special Opportunities Fund support drug policy reform efforts that aim to influence local, state or federal legislation.The maximum request is $25,000, though generally grant awards range from $10,000 to $15,00. The fund prioritizes the following areas:

  • Public education campaigns and litigation to raise awareness of the negative consequences of current local, state and national drug policies.
  • Organizing and mobilizing constituencies that raise awareness about the negative consequences of local, state or national drug policies.
  • 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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are due on the first business day of each month. For more information, see the link below:

http://www.drugpolicy.org/grants/advocacy-grants-program-special-opportunities-fund-proposal-guidelines

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