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Drug-Free Communities Support Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.276
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Office of National Drug Control Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 17, 2021

For programmatic questions:
Wendy Heirendt

For grants management and budgetary questions:
Valencia Williams


The purpose of the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth ages 18 and younger.

DFC Program goals include:

  • Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private nonprofit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth 18 years of age and younger
  • Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse

Applicants are encouraged to focus on underserved populations and those at higher risk of certain forms of substance use and misuse, including:

  • Black and Hispanic youth
  • LGBTQ+ youth
  • Non-English speakers
  • People with limited health literacy
  • Tribal youth
  • Youth in rural areas and other geographically underserved communities

Eligible applicants include

  • State, county, city, township, territorial, and special district governments
  • Federally recognized or state recognized Native American/Alaska Native tribal governments
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Public and private institutions of higher education
  • Independent school districts
  • American Indian or Alaska Native Tribally designated organizations
  • Professional associations
  • Voluntary organizations
  • Self-help groups
  • Consumer and provider services-oriented constituency groups
  • Community and faith-based organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $125,000 per year
Expected number of awards: 100
Estimated total program funding: $62,500,000
Project period: 5 years

Applicants in years 1-6 are required to have a 100% (1:1) match from non-federal sources. Projects in years 7-8 are required to match 125%, and years 9-10 match 150%.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Children and youth · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · LGBT · Limited English proficient · Networking and collaboration · Substance use and misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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