DFC Workshops

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time:   8 am - 4 pm
Location:   Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, Maryland ABC123

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program will host four New Applicant Workshops to assist interested coalitions in applying for DFC funding in FY2018. Each workshop will focus solely on the FY2018 DFC Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which will be posted in mid-January 2018. 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

How to Prepare
The DFC Program published an FOA in mid-January 2018. You will find it at www.samhsa.gov, and www.grants.gov. 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. Registration is now open.

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