Apply for the New (Year 1) CDC-RFA-CE-24-0050 Drug-Free Communities Support Program Funding

Applications are due by April 17, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program is the nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Created in 1997 by the Drug-Free Communities Act, administered by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and managed through a partnership between ONDCP and CDC, the DFC program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to prevent youth substance use.

Purpose of this funding opportunity

NEW (Year 1): CDC-RFA-CE-24-0050 provides awardees with $125,000 per year to mobilize community leaders in identifying and responding to the drug problems unique to their community and changing local community environmental conditions tied to substance use. This funding opportunity is for community-based coalitions that have been in existence at least six months and that have never received DFC funding before. Click here to review the funding opportunity:

Informational webinar

We encourage interested individuals and organizations to attend an informational webinar on February 22, 2024, from 2:00-4:00p.m. ET to learn more about this funding opportunity and eligibility requirements. Register in advance. Registration is required for access.


The NEW (Year 1) NOFO is for those applicants who have never received or been awarded any DFC funds.

  • Eligible applicant organizations are entities registered with the Federal Government to conduct business as a recipient.
  • Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to state governments, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, independent school districts, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments and organizations, and private education institutions.
  • A community coalition applying on its own behalf must be registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) to receive federal funding. If the coalition does not have 501(c)(3) status, the coalition must identify a fiscal agent who is eligible to receive federal funding to apply on its behalf.

Visit Drug-Free Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity: Questions and Answers for more information.

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