Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Drug Free Communities Support Grant - NOW AVAILABLE

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released the 2013 Drug Free Communities Support Grant.

The purpose of the DFC Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use. The DFC Program has two goals:

1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, and 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 RFA, "youth" is defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger.

Grants awarded through the DFC Program are intended to support established community-based youth substance use prevention coalitions capable of effecting community-level change. For the purposes of this RFA and the DFC 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.

Deadline: March 22, 2013

Funding Amount: Expected Number of Awards: 150

Estimated Total Program Funding: $18,750,000

Award Ceiling: $125,000


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