Last week, Coalitions Online reported on the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request. In today’s Coalitions Online, CADCA evaluates what the budget could mean to the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program and the movement, in general.
It is grant writing time in coalition offices across the country, as community leaders craft their Drug-Free Communities grant applications. The deadline to submit applications for new DFC funding and DFC mentoring grants is March 18.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced the availability of $750,000 for new Drug-Free Communities Support Mentoring Program (DFC Mentoring) grants. Up to 10 new Mentoring grants will be awarded (averaging $75,000 per grant, per year, for up to two years) to drug and alcohol prevention community coalitions.
The Obama Administration released its Fiscal Year 2016 Budget this week. The President’s Budget contains more than $12 billion in federal funds to address drug use in the United States – an increase of more than $768 million over the fiscal year 2015 enacted level.
Are you interested in applying for a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant? Then you’ll want to take advantage of free DFC grant applicant workshops taking place in January and February 2015
“They don’t start with a needle in the arm, but they start somewhere.” Those are the haunting but truthful words of Julie Brenner, executive director of the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities (ACHC), an umbrella organization of soon-to-be 16 coalitions spanning across Oakland County, Michigan. The community is experiencing a heroin and prescription drug epidemic.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are now accepting applications for fiscal year 2014 Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants. ONDCP expects to award approximately 182 new grants to community drug prevention coalitions throughout the United States. The deadline to submit DFC grantee applications is March 24, 2014.
The Drug-Free Communities Support Program is inviting potential applicants (those applying for the first time (Year One), current grantees applying for a second cycle of five years of funding (Year Six), or former grantees who experienced a lapse in funding during a five-year cycle) to attend one of the following New Applicant Workshops.