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Funding Available for Drug Free Communities Support Program
ONDCP and SAMHSA Accepting DFC Applications
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced last week the availability of new Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program funding. ONDCP expects to award approximately $9.35 million for 75 new competing grants to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth, according to the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).
For those interested in applying for a grant, ONDCP is hosting an applicant workshop on Friday, Feb. 11, following the CADCA’s 21st annual National Leadership Forum.
The goal of this program is to establish and strengthen communities, private nonprofit agencies, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments and entities to collaborate and support community-based efforts to prevent and reduce youth substance use.
The DFC program was created in 1997 under the Drug Free Communities Act, and was reauthorized in 2001, and again in 2006. The latest reauthorization extends the DFC program until 2012. The DFC program provides grants of up to $125,000 per year for up to five years, with a 10-year maximum limit.
The deadline to submit DFC grantee applications is Friday, March 18.
To assist potential Drug Free Communities Support Program applicants through the grant process, ONDCP, in partnership with SAMHSA, has scheduled three live application workshops in the following cities:
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