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February 2003Vol. 4, No. 1Drug-Free Communities Support Program Offers Grants for Fiscal Year 2003

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program announced the availability of 150 grants (of up to $100,000 each) to support community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth. The purpose of the grants is to:

  • Reduce substance abuse among youth.
  • Help community coalitions strengthen collaboration.
  • Enhance intergovernmental collaboration, cooperation, and coordination.
  • Enable communities to conduct data-driven, research-based prevention planning.
  • Provide technical assistance, guidance, and financial support to communities.

To be eligible, coalitions must have been working together on youth substance abuse reduction for at least 6 months prior to submitting an application. Applications are due March 11, 2003; applicants must register by February 25. Funding announcements will be made by September 30, 2003. A series of regional workshops will be held in February to explain the application process.

Information about the grant program and application materials can be found on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention website at (Editor's note: this link is no longer available.)

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the grant program at