• Funder: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $50,000
  • Length of Project: 3 years
  • Anticipated Number of Awards: 55
  • Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No
  • Application Due Date: Monday, January 29, 2018


The statutory authority for this program (Section 103 of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act) limits eligibility to domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program recipients.

Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing local youth opioid, methamphetamine, and/or prescription medication abuse.  In addition, applicants must document rates of abuse of opioids or methamphetamines that are higher than the national average over a sustained period of time.


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) are accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Community-based Coalition Enhancement Grants to Address Local Drug Crises (CARA Local Drug Crises) Grants. 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.

*For the purposes of this FOA, the term “opioid” is defined as any drug having an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine or being capable of conversion into a drug having such addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability.

*For the purposes of this FOA, “youth” is defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger.

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