Policies for Action: Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice

Posted: October 21, 2020

Deadline: November 24, 2020

Grantor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Additional Information

Achieving racial equity and justice in the United States requires a sustained, multipronged intersectional policy approach that addresses both the immediate social conditions leading to poor health outcomes, but also the long-standing structures fostering such conditions. The goal of the Policies for Action call for proposals is to build the evidence base about how national, state, and local policies can improve racial equity in health and well-being in the United States.

The research funded under this CFP must:

  • focus on studying the potential impact of a specific federal, state, or local policy
  • be intentional about maintaining a focus on racial equity and racial justice in its processes and outcomes
  • use principles of equitable evaluation
  • incorporate meaningful and authentic community engagement into the work
  • advance community-driven solutions that come from the groups of people most directly impacted by structural racism. This CFP also encourages, but does not require, that the proposed research examines the impact of policy changes on health and well-being outcomes.

Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.

Program Contact
Policies for Action National Coordinating Center
Urban Institute
Email: policies4action@urban.org

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