Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Announces $12.5M Available for New Coalitions Addressing Youth Substance Use Prevention
Application Due Date: 05/10/2021
On March 10, 2021, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) under the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program: CDC-RFA-CE21-2102: Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program
The DFC Program is a national effort to support communities in their fight against youth substance use. The DFC program, which is managed by CDC, has two goals:
- 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; and
- 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.
In alignment with these goals, the DFC Program is now accepting applications for new DFC coalitions. To be eligible for funding, a community coalition must have never received a DFC grant previously. Recipients 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 implementation of evidence-based and practice-based strategies.
These awards will support coalitions as they design programs aligned to the Strategic Prevention Framework and the Seven Strategies for Community Change. Coalitions work with representatives from twelve sectors within their communities to implement activities such as providing information, enhancing skills, changing policies, and more. Recipients can receive up to $125,000 per year for up to five years.
All applicants interested in this funding opportunity are strongly encouraged to attend the Drug-Free Communities – Applicant Workshop Webinar on March 25, 2021, from 3:30pm – 5:00pm EDT.
Please register in advance using the following link: https://tvworldwide.com/events/ondcp/2021/dfc/210325
For More Information
Visit the Funding Opportunity (CDC-RFA-CE21-2102) online for additional information.
Application due: May 10, 2021
Additional resources to help interested coalitions prepare their applications, such as FAQs, will be posted to the CDC funding announcements page as they are available.
ONDCP and CDC work in partnership to manage the DFC Program. To learn more about DFC Program, visit the CDC DFC webpages.
Contact us: Questions about the NOFO from prospective applicants will be accepted via email through May 9, 2021, please email DFC_NOFO@cdc.gov. Reponses to questions posed by prospective applicants will be published on the funding announcements page.