FY 2019 DFC Applicant Workshop Training Videos

The Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program was started as a result of the passage of the DFC Act of 1997. Since its inception, the DFC program has funded nearly 3,000 community coalitions addressing youth substance use. For FY2019, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has developed DFC applicant workshop training videos that highlight eligibility requirements, application instructions and other helpful information to assist community coalitions.  The training videos are available through ONDCP.

These grants are intended to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth. Approximately 150 coalitions will be chosen to receive up to $125,000 per year for up to five years. The deadline to apply for this grant is Monday, July 8th, 2019.


The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.  This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.