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Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program

Grantor: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
Posted: January 18, 2018
Due: March 29, 2018

The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants. By statute, the DFC Support Program has two goals:

  1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth (defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger).
  2. Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that have never received a DFC grant. The coalition must consist of one or more representatives from each of the following required 12 sectors:

  1. Youth (18 or younger)
  2. Parent
  3. Business
  4. Media
  5. School
  6. Youth-serving organization
  7. Law enforcement
  8. Religious/Fraternal organization
  9. Civic/Volunteer groups (i.e., local organizations committed to volunteering, not a coalition member designated as a “volunteer”)
  10. Healthcare professional or organization (i.e., primary care, hospitals, etc.)
  11. State, local, or tribal governmental agency with expertise in the field of substance abuse (including, if applicable, the state agency with primary authority for substance abuse)
  12. Other organization involved in reducing substance abuse.

Program Contact
DFC FOA Helpline Team
Division of Community Programs
Phone: (240) 276-1270
Email: dfcnew@samhsa.hhs.gov

The Grants Update is sent each day at 3:00 PM when new grants have been added in the previous 24 hours.
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Before your city applies for federal grants:

  • Appoint a contact person
  • Register with Grants.gov using the following steps (please note: this may take between 3 business days and 3 weeks):
Additional information can be found here or by contacting Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726.