Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Department of Health and Human Services Announces Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grant

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) announces a request for applications for community-based coalitions to apply for a grant under the Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC). DFC was created with two goals in mind:
  • 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 (individuals 18 years of age and younger).
  • 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. 
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. See Section III-1 of the RFA for complete eligibility information.

The program expects to administer 170 awards. The maximum award amount is $125,000 for up to five years. Applications are due Wednesday, March 18, 2015. For more information and to apply, visit the website.

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