Drug-Free Communities and Drug-Free Communities Mentoring Continuation Grants

Access the application for the SAMHSA Drug-Free Communities (DFC) and Drug-Free Communities Mentoring (DFC-M) grant continuation and learn how to submit it.

IMPORTANT: SAMHSA has transitioned to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s electronic Research Administration (eRA) grants system. Going forward, SAMHSA will process all grant award actions through the eRA System. The Non-Competing Continuation application can only be initiated and submitted through the eRA System (submissions directly through Grants.gov are not supported).

Due to this transition, all SAMHSA grant recipient must be registered in NIH’s eRA Commons.  The assigned Program Director (PD) must be registered in eRA Commons as well.  Additional information on the eRA Commons registration process for the organization and PD is available at: Instructions for SAMHSA Recipients to register in Commons ID (PDF | 75 KB).

Recipients must ensure the following are up-to-date:

  • Submission of the  August 2017 DFC-Me  progress report and financial report as identified on the NoA;
  • Federal Cash Transactions Reports in the HHS Payment Management System; and,
  • System for Award Management (SAM) annual registration and DUNS information

Non-Competing Continuation Application Due Date

Your discretionary grant non-competing continuation application must be submitted electronically through eRA Commons by no later than: January 29, 2018.

Applications submitted by methods other than through eRA Commons may not be accepted.

Instructions for submitting Non-Competing Continuation Application in eRA

Attachment A: Continuation Application Process (PDF | 53 KB) provides instruction on specific non-competing continuation application information that must be submitted into eRA commons.

Attachment B: Electronic Submission Process (PDF| 651 KB) provides information on accessing and submitting information through eRA commons.

Attachment C: Supplementary Instructions for completing the application package (PDF | 283 KB)

WATCH: A resource video on how to submit a Non-Competing Continuation - https://era.nih.gov/era_training/samhsa_videos.cfm#submission

Sample Budgets

Below are sample budgets that can be used to prepare your detailed budget and narrative justification:

Last Updated: 01/04/2018