Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Grant Money Available

February 16, 2017

Below is a list of funding opportunities that may be applicable for the LifeSkills Training program.  For more detailed information on each funding opportunity and contact information click here.


FUNDING FOR BOTVIN LIFESKILLS TRAINING IN PENNSYLVANIA – The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is accepting applications for Delinquency Prevention Programs Funds to support a targeted group of evidence-based programs proven to be effective in reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors.  The 2017 Funding Announcement includes a list of programs eligible for funding under this announcement including Botvin LifeSkills Training.

Application deadline is 3/14/17

DRUG-FREE COMMUNITIES SUPPORT PROGRAM GRANT – The FY 2017 Drug-Free Communities Support Program funding opportunity by the Office of National Drug Control Policy anticipates award amounts up to $125,000. The DFC Support Program establishes and strengthens 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 use among youth.

Application deadline is 3/15/17

GOOD SHEPHERD GRANTS FOR NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA – The Good Shepherd Fund, Inc. offers grants to community agencies for substance abuse prevention and education. Community agencies in Columbus, Bladen, Robeson, New Hanover and Brunswick counties in North Carolina and Horry County of South Carolina are eligible for grant funds. Each year mini grants are awarded on a competitive basis to selected non-profit or governmental agencies.

Application deadline is 3/15/17

GRANT PROJECTS AIMED AT PREVENTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN IDAHO – The Idaho Office of Drug Policy (ODP) is accepting applications for grant projects aimed at preventing substance abuse. Public entities and non-profit organizations are eligible for funding and encouraged to apply for grants totaling about $1.6 million annually to Idaho communities for substance abuse prevention programs. ODP endorses Prevention education and training that provides specific skills to participants.

Application deadline is 3/24/17

$3.6 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR BOTVIN LIFESKILLS TRAINING IN ARIZONA – The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family announced the release of a competitive grant solicitation in a Request for Grant Application for the Arizona High School Health and Wellness Program. The goal of the program is to prevent the onset of underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug misuse and abuse by utilizing evidence based programs. Research has identified Botvin LifeSkills Training as an approved program under this grant.

Application deadline is 4/4/17

VIRGINIA ABC OFFERS ALCOHOL PREVENTION GRANT – In an effort to encourage and support the development of alcohol education and prevention programs across the commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Education and Prevention Grant awards. Grant awards will be limited to a maximum of $8,000 per recipient. Community coalitions, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations and prevention groups are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is 4/25/17

DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION FUND ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS IN ILLINOIS – The Freeport Community Foundation announces that the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund will award  grants for educational, prevention, and/or substance abuse treatment programs focused on helping youth age 21 or younger in Freeport, Illinois. Grant amounts vary on a project-by-project basis. To be eligible, organizations must have 501(c)(3) status.

Application deadline is 6/1/17


2014 Drug Free Communities RFP Has Been Revised | CADCA

February 25, 2014

Attention ALL Drug Free Communities 2014 Applicants! Please make note that the 2014 DFC RFP has been revised. There are 10 revisions to the original RFP

via 2014 Drug Free Communities RFP Has Been Revised | CADCA.

Ask your members of Congress to fund the DFC program at $92 million

September 18, 2013


In his FY 2014 budget request, the President recommended funding the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program at $85.7 million. This is $1.7 million below the FY 2013 final sequestered level of $87.4 million and $6.3 million below the FY 12 appropriated.

Due to the collective advocacy of CADCA and the field, both the House and the Senate Appropriations Committees have recommended funding the DFC program at levels above the President’s Request. The full Senate Appropriations Committee recommended $92 million for the program. The full House Appropriations Committee recommended $88 million for the program.

The FY 2014 appropriations process is not yet complete. To ensure that the DFC program receives the highest possible funding level in the final FY 2014 Appropriations Act, it is imperative that the field responds en masse to this legislative alert.


Ask your members of Congress to fund the DFC program at $92 million, the level included in the full Senate Appropriations Committee bill for FY 2014. Get everyone in your network to respond to this alert as well.


Using CADCA’s CapWiz system, fax the sample letter to your members of Congress.YOUR FAX IS CRITICAL. The more letters the members of your congressional delegation receive on this issue, the more likely they are to support a funding level of $92 million for FY 2014 this program. Please fax your members of Congress AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

CADCA’s fax system allows you to automatically fax CADCA’s sample letter on this issue to your legislators from CADCA’s website.  To send faxes to your legislators, go to

If you would like to personalize your letter with examples from your community, please email for a MS Word version of the sample letter.

CADCA will continue to monitor the DFC program as the appropriations process moves forward and will alert you when further action must be taken.


Support Stable FY 2012 Funding for Drug Free Communities Support Program

May 4, 2011

Congress is working on the 2012 budget and your advocay is needed.  To ensure the maximum number of new grants are awarded, a funding level of $95 million is needed for 70 new Drug Free Communities grants.

Click on this link to fax members of Congress and ask them to make stable funding for the DFC program one of their top appropriations priorities for 2012.

Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Enhancement Act

April 23, 2010

On April 15th, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted  to advance the Drug-Free Communities Enhancement Act, sponsored by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The legislation builds on the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program, which currently funds more than 700 community anti-drug coalitions nationwide and has been tremendously successful in reducing youth substance use and abuse to levels lower than national averages, by authorizing supplemental funds for current and former DFC grantees to enable them to more effectively address major emerging drug trends and local drug crises.

The DFC Enhancement Act authorizes current and former DFC grantees to apply for grants of up to $75,000 per year for up to four years to implement comprehensive, community-wide strategies to address emerging drug trends or local drug crises. Applicants can qualify for DFC Enhancement Act grants if their local data shows evidence of a sudden increase in drug use and abuse rates for a particular substance, or if rates of use and abuse for a specific drug are significantly higher than the national average for a sustained period of time. Grant applicants must submit a comprehensive community plan for addressing the emerging drug trend or local drug crisis. The Drug Free Communities Enhancement Act authorizes funding from 2011 through 2015.

2010 DFC Peer Reviewer Webinar

April 14, 2010

The Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Office of Grants Review will be hosting a final Webinar to recruit peer reviewers for the 2010 Drug-Free Communities Request for Applications (both regular and mentoring) April 20 at 1 p.m. EDT.

If you are a current or former DFC grantee interested in being in the Peer Reviewer pool, please visit the Drug-Free Communities Support Program’s Web site: for information on how to participate.
Please make sure that you are available during the Peer Review period, May 13 to 27, 2010, and for a possible second round in early June.

To access the audio for the Webinar, please call: 800-779-1749
Passcode: DFC

To access the Webinar (PowerPoint), go to:
Conference number: PW7154961
Passcode: DFC

Participants can join the event directly at:
No registration is required for the Webinar.

Today Starts “National Public Health Week”

April 5, 2010

Health advocates all over the country will be celebrating April 5-11 as National Public Health Week. The theme for this year’s observance is “A Healthier America: One Community at a Time.” Sponsored by the American Public Health Association, that week is dedicated to public health and community-focused events that support this theme and public health initiatives, in general. As part of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, there is a lot your coalition can do to bring forth the message of creating a healthier community. In connection to national events, your coalition can choose to participate in local area events or use online resources to create an event when the time is right for your community.

In 1995, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed the first full week of April as National Public Health Week. Each year since then, the public health community has celebrated this observance by focusing on an issue that is important to improving the public’s health. The American Public Health Association serves as the organizer of NPHW and develops a national campaign to educate the public, policy-makers and practitioners about issues related to that year’s theme. APHA creates comprehensive planning, organizing and outreach materials that can be used during and after the week to raise awareness.

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