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The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) announce the availability of funds for new FY 2008 Drug Free Communities Mentoring Program (DFC Mentoring) grants. The purpose of the DFC Mentoring Program is to provide grant funds to existing DFC grantees so that they may serve as mentors to newly-formed and/or developing coalitions that have never received a DFC grant. Through the support of DFC mentoring funds, mentor coalitions are expected to share their expertise with non-grantee coalitions (mentees) and enable them to successfully compete for a "regular" DFC grant. DFC Mentoring grants are designed to support the overall goals of the Drug Free Communities Program, a collaborative initiative led by ONDCP in partnership with SAMHSA. The DFC Program has two primary goals: Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, private nonprofit agencies, and Federal, State, local and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth. Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. (Substances include, but are not limited to, narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabis, inhalants, alcohol and tobacco, where their use is prohibited by Federal, State, or local law.) Note: DFC projects must focus on multiple drugs of abuse. When the term "drug" or "substance" is used in this funding announcement, it is intended to include all of the above drugs. The Drug-Free Communities Program (DFC) was created by the Drug Free Communities Act, 1997 (Public Law 105-20). DFC Mentoring grants were established as a component of the DFC Program when the DFC Program was reauthorized on December 14, 2001, through P.L. 107-82, 115 Stat. 814 (2001). Congress again demonstrated its support for the DFC Mentoring effort when the DFC Program and the DFC Mentoring Program were reauthorized in December of 2006. The coalitions that have been awarded DFC Mentoring grants represent a cross-section of communities from every region in the nation. In FY 2007, ONDCP awarded 19 new DFC mentoring grants and 15 mentoring continuation grants. More information on DFC and DFC Mentoring grants can be found on the DFC Web site ( www.ondcp.gov/dfc ).
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
All coalitions applying for a DFC Mentoring grant must meet the following eligibility criteria or the application will not be considered for funding. (We will consider the information provided in the sections of the application identified below in order to determine whether or not an individual applicant meets the eligibility criteria). DFC MENTORING GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS HOW AND WHERE TO DOCUMENT 1. The coalition must be a legally eligible entity. The coalition must be an organization legally eligible to apply for a grant or must make arrangements with an organization that will apply for the grant on behalf of the coalition and serve as the legal and fiscal agent for the grant. That is, a single organization (i.e., the coalition or its fiscal agent) must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements. Legal/fiscal agents acting on behalf of a coalition may be domestic public or private non-profit entities, such as State, local, or tribal governments; public or private universities and colleges; professional associations; voluntary organizations, self-help groups; consumer and provider services-oriented constituency groups; community and faith-based organizations; and tribal organizations. 1 How: A coalition serving as its own Fiscal Agent should simply state they are a legally eligible entity. If a coalition is NOT acting as its own Fiscal Agent, the applicant must include a completed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the coalition and the Fiscal Agent. *see Sample MOU-Coalition & Fiscal Agent (Attachment 7). * for further information and guidance on the use of a Fiscal Agent, see Attachment 6. Where: Part V, Section G, Documentation for Eligibility Requirements. 2. The mentor coalition must be in receipt of a "regular" DFC grant during the period of the mentoring relationship. (In order to qualify for a DFC Mentoring grant, you must have a continuation award through the "regular" DFC grant process or, if you are a coalition applying for a new "regular" DFC grant, you can be considered only if you receive the "regular" DFC award.) 2. In Section I of "Supporting Documentation", applicants must provide the date the mentor coalition first received a "regular" DFC grant. Applicants also must identify how many years of "regular" DFC funding the mentor coalition has received. 3. The mentor coalition must have achieved, through its own efforts, measurable results in the prevention of substance abuse among youth. 3. In Section C of the Project Narrative. 4. The mentor coalition must have at least one staff person, volunteer or member willing to serve as a mentor to the mentee coalition in the prevention of substance abuse. 4. In Section E of the Project Narrative, applicants must provide both a list of individuals from the mentor coalition (staff/members/volunteers) who will participate in the mentoring project and a description of the role of each individual. 5. The mentor coalition must propose to serve as a mentor to a coalition or coalitions that: a) are not in receipt of a "regular" DFC award during the period of the mentoring relationship AND, b) have never before received a "regular" DFC grant award. 5. In Section I, applicants must disclose whether the mentee coalition has submitted an application for a "regular" FY 2008 DFC award. 6. The mentor coalition must demonstrate that there is a willingness on the part of the mentee coalition and its target community to actively participate in the mentee process. 6. In Section J of "Supporting Documentation" applicants are asked to submit Memoranda of Understanding between the mentor coalition and mentee coalition and/or community.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Drug Free Communities Support Mentoring Program http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2008/sp_08_003.aspx
Grant Announcement Contact
Edna Frazier Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1 Choke Cherry Road Room 7-1087 Rockville, Maryland 20857 (240) 276-1405 Edna.Frazier@samhs