Drug-Free Communities Support Program – NEW (Year 1)

NEW (Year 1): CDC-RFA-CE-24-0050 provides awardees with $125,000 per year for five years to mobilize community leaders in identifying and responding to the drug problems unique to their community and changing local community environmental conditions tied to substance use. This funding opportunity is for community-based coalitions that have been in existence at least six months and that have never received Drug-Free Communities funding before.

A community coalition is a community-based formal arrangement for cooperation and collaboration among 12 community groups, or sectors, defined in the DFC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): youth; parents; business; media; school; youth-serving organizations; law enforcement; religious or fraternal organizations; civic or volunteer groups; healthcare professional or organizations; state, local, and tribal government agencies; and other local organizations involved in reducing substance use. Each group retains its identity, but all agree to work together toward a common goal.