DFC Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

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) 2017 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants.

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) is a Federal grant program that provides funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use. Since the passage of the DFC Act of 1997, the DFC Program has funded more than 2,000 coalitions and currently mobilizes nearly 9,000 volunteers across the country. The philosophy behind the DFC Program is that local problems require local solutions.


  • Application Due Date: March 15, 2017
  • Anticipated Total Available Funding: $8,750,000
  • Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 70 grant awards
  • Estimated Award Amount: Up to $125,000 per year





Please visit the DFC website at https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/Drug-Free-Communities-Support-Program under the program updates section for:

  • Information on scheduled FOA Applicant Workshops, including registration link.  These workshops are designed to help those planning to apply for a DFC grant gain a better understanding of the technical aspects of completing the application.
  • Call the DFC FOA Helpline Team, Division of Community Programs at (202) 276-1270.
  • Email your questions to the DFC FOA Helpline Team at dfcnew@samhsa.hhs.gov.


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