Below are infographics that can be downloaded and used by Drug-Free Communities (DFC) coalitions to help others understand the program, goals, and prevention strategies and activities.

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program funds coalitions to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.

Since 1998, over 2,700 DFC grants were awarded to almost 1,900 coalitions across America.

Coalitions can receive up to 10 years of funding at $125,000 per year. There is a maximum of 5 years per award.

Over 700 coalitions received DFC grants in 2020, engaging 5.8 million middle school and high school students.

In 2020, coalitions targeted substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, heroin, tobacco, and synthetic drugs.

Prevention strategies promoted by coalitions can include community involvement, peer support, and a positive school climate.

In 2020, 48 percent of coalitions promoted prevention strategies among various ethnic minority demographic groups.

Coalitions reported serving youth in geographic areas such as rural, suburban, urban, inner-city, and Frontier.

Risk factors that may lead to youth substance use include availability of substances, family stress, and acceptability.

In 2020 nearly 30200 people were mobilized by coalitions. 65.7 percent of coalitions provided information and skills to youth

Coalition prevention activities can include reducing access to substances, education/training, and drug-free school policies.

In 2020, coalitions reported significant declines in youth misuse of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prescription drugs.

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