Just Inspire | Drug-Free Communities Grants
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Drug-Free Communities Grants

Drug-Free Communities Grants


In 2015 we secured grant awards through the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Program to fund four coalitions, as well as a mentoring grant to support a new youth anti-substance abuse initiative. We secured new funding for the Suffern United Coalition Against Substance Abuse (SUCASA), which was awarded $125,000 a year for five years (with the possibility of renewing for years 6-10), as well as continued funding for:

  • Our Community Against Drug Abuse (OCADA) of the Nyacks and Valley Cottage, which was awarded $123,461 a year for five years
  • South Orangetown Community Awareness of Substance Abuse (SOCASA), which was awarded $125,000 a year for five years, and
  • Mahwah Municipal Alliance (MMA), which was awarded $125,000 a year for five years.

We also secured a $75,000 grant for SOCASA to train and mentor the new Prevention Education for East Ramapo Coalition.

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program, created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997, is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use.  Directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.