Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program

Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SP-16-001
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Application Due Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.276
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.
Description

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 FOA, “youth” is defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger.

Eligibility

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 this FOA for complete eligibility information.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$8,750,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
70
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $125,000
Length of Project: 
1 year
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
Yes

Proposed budgets must not 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, recipient progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all grant award Terms and Conditions.  Failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions of award may result in suspension or termination of the award.

Contact Information
Program Issues

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

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Jennifer Cramer
Division of Grants Management
SAMHSA
7-1109
1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 240-276-1400
Email: DGMSAMHSA@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 01/05/2016