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Drug-Free Communities Support Program

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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
Apr 17, 2024

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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:

  • Support community coalitions that work to prevent and reduce substance use among youth 18 years and younger by establishing and strengthening collaboration among communities; public and private nonprofit agencies; and federal, state, local, and tribal governments
  • 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:

  • Reduced economic stability
  • Limited education attainment, access, or quality
  • Limited healthcare access or quality
  • Non-English speaking populations
  • Tribal populations
  • Rural communities
  • Geographically underserved areas
  • Racial and ethnic minority groups
  • Sexual and gender minority groups

The program funds community coalitions addressing youth substance use that have not yet previously received a DFC grant. A DFC applicant must reside within the United States and/or the U.S. territories. The community coalition must be a 501(c)(3) organization, or the coalition can partner with an outside organization that is eligible to receive federal funds to serve as the fiscal agent on behalf of the coalition.

Eligible applicants include

  • State, county, city, township, territorial, and special district governments or their bona fide agents
  • Federally recognized or state recognized Native American/Alaska Native tribal governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public, private, and state controlled institutions of higher education
  • Independent school districts
  • American Indian or Alaska native tribally designated organizations
  • Public housing authorities and Indian housing authorities
  • Non-government organizations
  • For-profit organizations and small businesses
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

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

Applicants in years 1-6 are required to have a 100% (1:1) match from non-federal sources.

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.

Applicant recording recording and slides

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Health disparities · Immigrants · LGBTQI+ · Limited English proficient · Networking and collaboration · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Substance use and misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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