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Today, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has started accepting applications for Drug-Free Communities Support Program grants, for Fiscal Year 2018.

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program strengthens collaboration with community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use. Federal contributions to community coalitions play a vital role in preventing drug use in the United States.

In New Jersey, Hunterdon County Safe Communities has been able to decrease the use of alcohol and marijuana in a 30-day period among high school students due to increased community mobilization directly correlated to funding granted by these support programs.

There are an estimated 120 grant awards to be distributed for Fiscal Year 2018, totaling approximately $15,000,000.

All applicants applying to the Drug-Free Communities Support Program are encouraged to attend one of the following pre-application workshops:

  • January 23, 2018 – Amarillo, Texas
  • January 25, 2018 – Henderson, Nevada
  • January 31, 2018 – Jackson, Mississippi
  • February 9, 2018 – National Harbor, MD

To register for a workshop, please visit:

To apply for a Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grant, please visit