DFC Workshops

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time:   8 am - 4 pm
Location:   Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program will host four New Applicant Workshops to assist interested coalitions in applying for DFC funding in FY2017. Each workshop will focus solely on the FY2017 DFC Funding Oppurtunity Announcement (FOA), which will be posted in mid-January 2017. Following each New Applicant Workshop will be an hour-long Native American Support Session for coalitions serving Tribal communities.

Schedule of Events

8 am - 8:30 am Registration Check-in
8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome and Introduction to the DFC Program
9:00 am - 10:30 am DFC Program Statutory Eligibility Requirements
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - noon DFC Application Attachments
Noon – 1 pm    Lunch On Your Own
1 pm – 2 pm DFC Budget Requirements & Federal Forms
2 pm - 3 pm Responding to the FY 2017 DFC Project Narrative  
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Question and Answer Session for Native American/American Indian DFC Applicants

*These are the questions that are scored within the application. Please ensure that you can remain for this entire section of the training.
**This session provides an opportunity for coalitions serving Tribal communities to ask questions to the staff specific to Native American populations and special conditions within the DFC grant related to Native American coalitions.

How to Prepare
The DFC Program published an FOA in mid-January 2017. You will find it at www.samhsa.gov, www.grants.gov and https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements-2017. Interested coalitions should read the FOA to determine if they are statutorily eligible to apply for funding. These requirements are listed in the FOA. After this determination is made, coalitions should come prepared to the New Applicant Workshop with questions related to the completion of the FOA. It is imperative that participants have read and re-read the FOA prior to attending the New Applicant Workshop.

Event Registration
There is no fee to attend, however, advance registration is recommended. To register on-line, please visit: https://www.cmpinc.net/dfc.

For information regarding the content of the meeting, please feel free to contact Victoria Cummiskey at Victoria_Cummiskey@ondcp.eop.gov.

In addition, a webpage has been developed to provide you with the information covered during the workshop. The website includes the video presentations, the PowerPoint presentations, and additional resource information.  The 2017 Video Website may be found at: http://www.tvworldwide.net/events/drugfreecommunities2017