Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Modified Announcement

Table numbers in Appendix D have been changed to align with instructions for completing them.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Friday, January 16, 2015
Application Due Date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): 
Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.
Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: 
Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

The DFC Program was created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-20).  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 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.


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. Applicants must meet all Statutory Eligibility Requirements.

See Section III-1 of the RFA for complete eligibility information.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Approximately 170
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $125,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 5 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $125,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.  Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of award may result in suspension or termination of the award.

Contact Information
Program Issues

DFC RFA Helpline Team, Phone: (240) 276-1270  Email: dfcnew@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Virginia Simmons
Division of Grants Management, SAMHSA,
1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD  20857

Phone: (240) 276-1422   Email: Virginia.simmons@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 02/23/2015