Grant Opp: Drug-Free Communities Support Program-Due March 18

23 01 2015

The DFC Program was created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-20).  The DFC Support Program has two goals:

  1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth*.
  2. Reduce substance use 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.

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


Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that have never received a DFC grant; or have previously received a DFC grant, but experienced a lapse in funding; or have concluded the first five-year funding cycle and are applying for a second five-year funding cycle. Applicants must meet all Statutory Eligibility Requirements.

See Section III-1 of the RFA for complete eligibility information.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism:
Anticipated Total Available Funding:
Anticipated Number of Awards:
Approximately 170
Anticipated Award Amount:
Up to $125,000 per year
Length of Project:
Up to 5 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?:
for assistance preparing a competitive application contact:

The Doctor is In!

22 01 2015
Glad to have participated yesterday in the first Winter Conference sponsored by Advancement Northwest, a blend of the Northwest Development Officers Association and the Washington Chapter of AFP. Turnout was good for several presentations across multiple tracks. I was one of the consultant “Doctors” (complete with lab coat) that advised other members on their careers and work challenges. Happy to share my insights and learn as well! — at Washington State Convention Center.
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