The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is pleased to announce the release of the FY2011 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program Request for Applications (RFA).  The DFC program provides grants to local drug-free community coalitions in order to increase collaboration among community partners and to prevent and reduce youth substance use.

Grant applications are due Friday, March 18, 2011.  
To satisfy grant qualifications, community coalitions that meet all of the Statutory Eligibility Requirements may apply for up to $125,000 per year for up to five years. Each coalition may apply for two cycles of funding, for a maximum of 10 years.  
In order to answer questions or concerns regarding grants and/or the application process, the DFC support program will host three application workshops during February:
San Diego, CA -Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011
New Orleans, LA – Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2011
Washington, DC – Friday, Feb. 11, 2011  
To register for one of the three live workshops, go to www.cmpinc.net/dfc/registration.aspx. There is no fee for attending the application workshops.  In addition, a prerecorded workshop will be posted on the DFC website by the end of January 2011 for those who cannot travel to a live workshop.  
The RFA document and information on eligibility and application requirements is available online at www.WhiteHouseDrugPolicy.gov/dfc. Additional online support, including a video of the application workshops, frequently asked questions, a listing of existing Grantees, and links for contacts regarding program and financial questions is also available. The RFA document is also available at www.samhsa.gov and www.Grants.gov.   
In FY 2010, the DFC program funded grants in 741 communities in 49 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia. Since its inception, the DFC program has funded more than 1,750 community coalitions.
SOURCE: National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. Free materials from the Media Campaign are available to distribute in your community by visiting www.TheAntiDrug.com/Resources or calling (800) 788-2800.