Drug-Free Communities Mentoring Program

Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SP-16-002
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Application Due Date: 
Monday, May 16, 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 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.

It is the intent of the DFC Mentoring Program that, at the end of the Mentoring grant, each Mentee coalition will meet all of the Statutory Eligibility Requirements of the DFC Support Program and be fully prepared to compete for the DFC grant on their own. Grantees will be expected to achieve this goal by meeting the following objectives:

  1. Strengthen Mentee coalition’s organizational structure.
  2. Increase Mentee coalition’s leadership and community readiness to address youth substance use problems in the Mentee community.
  3. Assist the Mentee coalition in working through a strategic planning process that will result in a comprehensive Action Plan.
Eligibility

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

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$750,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Approximately 10 grant awards
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $75,000 per year for up to two years
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. 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 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
Division of Community Programs
(240) 276-1270
dfcnew@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Jennifer Cramer
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
17th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1400
dgm@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 03/10/2016