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The following change has been made on pages 12, 23, 27 and 73: If the COMET Report is not available, indicate on a sheet of paper “the COMET report is not available” and submit this statement as Attachment 12.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SP-15-002

Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015

Application Due Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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.


The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program was created by the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-20).  DFC Mentoring grants were established as a component of the DFC Support Program when the program was reauthorized in 2001 (Public Law 107-82, 115 Stat. 814).  The DFC Mentoring Program was also included in the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-469). 

The primary goal of the DFC Mentoring Program is to assist newly forming coalitions in becoming eligible to apply for DFC funding on their own.


Eligible applicants are currently funded DFC grantees with a coalition that has been in existence for at least five years (not to be interpreted as having been a DFC grantee for five years); has an active DFC grant at the time of application; and, is in good standing (not on high risk) . 

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Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $750,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 10

Anticipated Award Amount: $75,000

Length of Project: Up to 2 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: Yes

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $75,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  

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