The People, Parks, and Power (P3) Call for Proposals is now open. Letters of intent are due by November 4, 2021. Please download the Call for Proposals here and reach out to P3info@rwjf.org with any questions. Prospective applicants to the P3 national funding initiative will have access to technical assistance to address clarifying questions about the Call for Proposals and Letter of Intent requirements, from October 18 – November 1, 2021. Click here for more details.

Key details:

  • As part of the P3 initiative, $7 million in funding is available to support community-based organizations and base-building groups working in urban, low-income communities of color across the U.S. to increase park equity through local policy and systems change.

  • The geographic focus of the P3 initiative is urban areas in the United States—with a particular interest in small and midsized cities (under 500,000 population). We are also open to funding distinct communities within larger cities that have suffered the consequences of historic disinvestment, including deficits in park space, park conditions, or programming, etc., compared to neighboring, more affluent neighborhoods.

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will award grants of up to $500,000 over a 24-month grant period.

  • Awards will be made to up to 14 sites, and the Foundation reserves the right to make more awards should additional funding be made available.

Key dates include:

  • September 29, 2021 (1–2:30PM Eastern)
    Optional applicant webinar (view the recording here and slides here)
    Una versión en español de la grabación del seminario web del solicitante de P3 está disponible aquí.

  • October 18 – November 1, 2021
    Technical Assistance Available for Prospective P3 Applicants. Click here for more details.
     
  • November 4, 2021 (3PM Eastern)
    Deadline to submit letter of intent

  • January 4, 2022
    We will invite selected applicants to submit a full proposal in early January 2022, with funding awards to be announced in March 2022. The grant period will start May 15, 2022.