U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) and Executive Office of the President - Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
07/08/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories community-based coalitions partnering with eligible nonprofit entities to strengthen and establish collaborative programs to reduce and prevent substance abuse among youth. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to six weeks to complete.
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 ( 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.
Grants awarded through the DFC Support Program are intended to support established community-based youth substance use prevention coalitions capable of effecting community-level change. For the purposes of this FOA and the DFC Support Program, a coalition is defined as a community-based formal arrangement for cooperation and collaboration among groups or sectors of a community in which each group retains its identity, but all agree to work together toward a common goal of building a safe, healthy, and drug-free community.
Coalitions receiving DFC funds are expected to work with leaders in their communities to identify and address local youth substance use problems and create sustainable community-level change through the use of the Seven Strategies for Community Level Change.
For details on these seven strategies, see: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/fy_2019_dfc_new_foa_sp-19-005_ondcp_final.pdf#page=9
Applicants are expected to choose strategies that will lead to community level change. Such strategies seek to: (1) limit access to substances; (2) change the culture and context within which decisions about substance use are made; and/or (3) shift the consequences associated with youth substance use. Evidence exists that well-conceived and implemented policies at the local, state, and national levels can reduce community level alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems.
The DFC Support Program requires that coalitions develop and implement a comprehensive 12-Month Action Plan to prevent youth substance use. A comprehensive 12-Month Action Plan will include an appropriate mixture of all seven strategies.
GrantWatch ID#: 179037
Approximately 150 grant awards.
The anticipated award amount is up to $125,000 per year.
The length of projects may be up to 5 years.
Recipients will be awarded funds for one year beginning on October 31, 2019. Funds for subsequent years within a grant cycle are distributed on an annual basis as non-competing continuation awards.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions about program issues contact:
DFC FOA Helpline Team
Office of Drug-Free Communities
For questions on grants management and budget issues contact:
Office of Financial Resources
Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
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