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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SP-18-001

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Application Due Date: Monday, January 29, 2018

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

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 Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Community-based Coalition Enhancement Grants to Address Local Drug Crises (CARA Local Drug Crises) Grants. The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States.

*For the purposes of this FOA, the term “opioid” is defined as any drug having an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine or being capable of conversion into a drug having such addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability.

*For the purposes of this FOA, “youth” is defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger.


The statutory authority for this program (Section 103 of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act) limits eligibility to domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program recipients.

Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing local youth opioid, methamphetamine, and/or prescription medication abuse.  In addition, applicants must document rates of abuse of opioids or methamphetamines that are higher than the national average over a sustained period of time.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $2,750,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 55

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $50,000

Length of Project: Three Years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $50,000 in total costs (direct and indirect). CARA Local Drug Crises grant 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 Terms and Conditions of award.  Failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions of the CARA Local Drug Crises grant award may result in suspension or termination of the award.

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