Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program

The DFC Program was created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-20).

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 use among youth*.

2. Reduce substance use 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.

*For the purposes of this FOA, “youth” is defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger.

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Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that have never received a DFC grant; or have previously received a DFC grant, but experienced a lapse in funding; or have concluded the first five-year funding cycle and are applying for a second five-year funding cycle.

Applicants must meet all Statutory Eligibility Requirements.

See Section III-1 of this FOA for complete eligibility information.



Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-16-001

Contact:
Jennifer Cramer, Division of Grants Management, SAMHSA, 7-1109, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857Phone: (240) 276-1422

Agency Email Description:
DGMSAMHSA@samhsa.hhs.gov

Agency Email:
DGMSAMHSA@samhsa.hhs.gov

Date Posted:
2015-12-16

Application Due Date:
2016-03-18

Archive Date:
2016-04-17



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