Drug Free Communities – Competing Continuation

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.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis

Estimated Funding: $15,000,000

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Fiscal Year 2018 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program Competing Continuation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that 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.

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