Tides Foundation Announces Fund for Drug Policy

Posted on June 6, 2003

The Tides Foundation has announced the Fund for Drug Policy Reform 2003 Cycle and is accepting proposals in the following sub-cycles:

Promoting Policy Change — Support for organizations working to shape public policy on local, state, and national levels through advocacy, grassroots organizing,and education. Approximately $495,000 will be available through this sub-cycle (Deadline: July 15, 2003).

Target Areas — A total of approximately $700,000 is available in three target areas: Latin America, for organizations based in Latin America working on drug policy reform (Deadline: August 1, 2003);

Communities of Color, for organizations working to organize communities of color in opposition to the war on drugs (Deadline: September 1, 2003);

Harm Reduction Support, for organizations using a harm-reduction framework to combat the dangers of IV drug use, in particular HIV/AIDS and overdose fatalities (Deadline: September 1, 2003).

Rapid Response/Special Opportunities — A monthly funding cycle for time-sensitive projects to respond to strategic public education, advocacy, and legislative opportunities to block drug-war initiatives or advancedrug-policy reform. The Fund for Drug Policy Reform will make grants on an ongoing basis until funding is exhausted. Approximately $3 million is available through this program (Deadline: Letters of Intent due on the first business day of the month).

Complete program guidelines for each sub-cycle are available at the Tides Foundation Web site:
RFP Link: http://www.tidesfoundation.org/dp_GrantCycle.cfm

For additional RFPs in Substance Abuse, visit: http://www.fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_sub_abuse.jhtml


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