A central, bipartisan reduction strategy, the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Program recognizes that the drug issue must be addressed locally within each community in America. Communities need to identify and respond to its local and specific drug and alcohol use issues. The program recognizes that in order to be sustainable over time, it must have community buy-in.
The DFC Support Program was created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-20).
The DFC, Drug Free Communities, grant program takes a comprehensive, multi-sector and data-driven approach to prevent and reduce youth substance use in communities throughout the United States.
By statute, the DFC Support Program has two goals:
The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program is directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.
DFC-funded coalitions engage community leaders representing twelve sectors that organize to meet the local prevention needs of the youth and families in their communities. The Community Sector representatives are vital to the work of the coalition as they not only bring insight and expertise to discussions and strategic planning but they also encourage participation of other interested and dedicated volunteers and members.
Our 12 Month Action Plan includes the following tasks: