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Drug-Free Communities grant released for new coalitions, support available

The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) are accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant. The purpose of the DFC Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of coalitions working to prevent youth substance use. Community coalitions interested in applying to the DFC Program can learn more here:

  • New Coalitions (applying for DFC Years 1-5)
  • The Competing Continuations funding opportunity, for those coalitions applying for DFC Years 6-10, has not been released.
  • Applications due:  May 10, 2021.

Support available

  • A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Year 1 training for new applicants has been scheduled for Thursday, March 25, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Register in advance.
  • The purpose of the DFC Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of coalitions working to prevent youth substance use.  DBHR provides some application support to coalitions in Washington that are applying.  For more information, contact Ray.Horodowicz@hca.wa.gov