The purpose of Healthier Colorado’s Partners in Local Advocacy program is to facilitate the unique resources necessary to achieve community-driven health policy change within local communities.
Local policy is the backbone of healthy neighborhoods and communities. PiLA is our way of supporting, advocating for, and empowering locally generated ideas to improve health.
PiLA is focused on campaigns to influence local ballot initiatives or public policy decisions made by city councils, county commissions, and school or special district boards that require “lobbying activity” as defined under the IRS code.
What we’re looking for
The proposed campaign should fit within our areas of interest. This is not a grant program, at least not in the traditional sense. While financial support is one of the types of resources that can be offered, support can be provided in other forms such as a strategic guidance or in-kind contributions for materials or services – it really just depends on the needs of each unique campaign. We’re interested in campaign-ready public policy opportunities and approach projects in the spirit of partnership. Within PiLA, we work collaboratively with selected partners to provide needed resources, while also expecting that locals will power the campaign on the ground.
Resources Available for Awarded Partners
Fundraising Planning, Strategy
Do you have an idea? Does it fall within our areas of interest? Are you through the policy development phase near the campaign execution stage? We want to hear from you! Our application process and timeline is designed to be flexible enough to adapt to your community’s needs. If you have a policy change idea you’re interested in partnering on to help make it a reality, send an email to Kate Stigberg at firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the policy you are looking to change or pass, the method of policy change (e.g. city council vote, special district vote, ballot initiative, etc.), a brief description of the work done to date, and the anticipated timeline for the campaign. Please include PiLA Campaign in the subject line of the email.
Requests for partnership are evaluated on a rolling basis and Healthier Colorado is committed to prompt and timely responses for each proposal we receive.