ONDCP administers several grant programs to support and efficiently implement the Trump Administration’s drug policy efforts. They include:

  • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program
  • Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program
  • Community-Based Coalition Enhancement Grants to Address Local Drug Crises (CARA) Program
  • Drug Courts Program
  • Model State Drug Laws Initiative
  • Anti-Doping Activities
  • National Youth Leadership Initiative

Read more about these programs below!

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program, created by Congress with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, provides assistance to Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States.

The purpose of the program is to reduce drug trafficking and production in the United States by:

  • Facilitating cooperation among Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to share information and implement coordinated enforcement activities;
  • Enhancing law enforcement intelligence among Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies;
  • Providing reliable law enforcement intelligence to law enforcement agencies needed to design effective enforcement strategies and operations;
  • and Supporting coordinated law enforcement strategies which maximize use of available resources to reduce the supply of illegal drugs in designated areas and in the United States as a whole.

The HIDTA program includes 28 regional HIDTAs in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. The Southwest Border HIDTA (SWB HIDTA) comprises five regions (Arizona, California, New Mexico, South Texas, and West Texas).

Check back here in the coming months for updates about HIDTA grant awards.

Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) 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 (ONDCP) 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.

Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of environmental strategies to address local substance use problems. DFCs involve local communities in finding solutions and also helps youth at risk for substance use recognize the majority of our Nation’s youth choose not to use substances.

The DFC Program is effective – since the program started, past 30-day misuse of prescription drugs and past 30-day use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana have significantly declined among all DFCs. (Source – 2016 National Evaluation End-of-Year Report):

Middle School:

  • prevalence of alcohol use declined by 27%
  • prevalence of tobacco use declined by 32%
  • prevalence of marijuana use declined by 14%
  • prevalence of (illicit) prescription drug use declined by 11%

High School:

  • prevalence of use for alcohol declined by 19%
  • prevalence of tobacco use declined by 28%
  • prevalence of marijuana use declined by 6%
  • prevalence of (illicit) prescription drug use declined by 16%

FY 2017 DFC Grant Announcement

For FY 2017, ONDCP is awarding 719 grants to community coalitions across the country, the highest number in the program’s history. Grant award recipients are identified below:

Use the Press Release Template provided here to share the good news about your DFC grant award.

FY 2018 DFC-M Program Grants

ONDCP is accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Drug-Free Communities Mentoring (DFC-M) Program grants. The purpose of this program is to provide grant funds to existing DFC recipients so they may serve as mentors to newly-formed and/or developing coalitions that have never received a DFC grant.

Anticipated Total Available Funding: Approximately $225,000
Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 3 awards

FY 2018 DFC Mentoring FOA Application

Community-Based Coalition Enhancement Grants to Address Local Drug Crises (CARA) Program

The Community-Based Coalition Enhancement Grants to Address Local Drug Crisis (CARA) Program was created by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States.

Grants awarded through the CARA Local Drug Crises program are intended as an enhancement to current or formerly funded Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant award recipients as established community-based youth substance use prevention coalitions capable of effecting community-level change.

CARA grant award recipients are identified below:

Grants/Awards Terms & Conditions

Please check back soon for more information about ONDCP’s grants and programs.