Policies for Action (P4A) presently anticipates releasing a new research funding opportunity in summer 2023. As a research program, P4A supports studies that identify policies in both the public and private sectors that can promote health and racial equity. This anticipated funding opportunity seeks to fund research investigating the relationship between preemption and racial equity. Preemption is a legal doctrine that allows a higher level of government to limit or eliminate the power of a lower level of government to regulate a specific issue.

When this funding opportunity launches, we encourage community led or community-partnered research teams to apply. If you are interested in our assistance facilitating partnerships between organizations implementing community-level initiatives (e.g., non-profits, community-based organizations, social service, or government agencies, etc.) and researchers to design and conduct rigorous research, please email the P4A inbox at policies4action@urban.org.

More information about this anticipated call for proposals is forthcoming. Learn about previously P4A-funded projects.

*P4A reserves the right to delay and/or revise the call for proposals as described herein.

Additional resources on preemption:

Additional resources on community engaged methods: