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Drug-Free Communities Mentoring (DFC-M) Program

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Initial Announcement
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
NOFO Number
SP-17-003
Posted on Grants.gov
Application Due Date
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 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); have an active DFC grant at the time of application; and, are in good standing (not on high risk.)

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

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Odessa Crocker
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

Last Updated: 04/29/2020