The United States Conference of Mayors: Celebrating 75 Years

Federal Grants for Community-Wide Drug Prevention Announced

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) have announced the availability of funding through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, designed to strengthen community anti-drug coalitions and reduce substance abuse among youth. Approximately 100 grants of up to $100,000 will be made in FY99.

Eligible are applicants are community coalitions that:

  • have worked on substance abuse prevention issues for at least six months;

  • have established the reduction of substance abuse as their principal mission; and

  • have secured substantial participation from volunteer leaders in the community. The deadline for submission of applications is April 12, 1999. Complete application packages may be obtained either ONDCP or OJJDP:

  • Visit the ONDCP website at and click on the "Drug Free Communities" prompt; or call their information clearinghouse at (800) 666-3332 and request publication SL 322. Allow 3-5 days for mail delivery.

  • Visit the OJJDP website at and click on the "Grants and Funding" prompt; or call their information clearinghouse at (800) 638-8736 and request publication SL 322.

"Fax-on Demand" service is also available by calling either Clearinghouse, selecting Option 1, selecting Option 2, and requesting each component of the application package:

    #9068 - Program Announcement (20 pages)

    #9069 - Instructions and Forms (32 pages)

    #9070 - Peer Review Guidelines (11 pages)

    #9071 - State Contacts (12 pages)

    #9072 - Frequently Asked Questions