Friday, February 7, 2014

Time:  8 am - 4 pm
Location:  Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program will host three New Applicant Workshops to assist interested coalitions in applying for DFC funding in FY2014.  Each workshop will focus solely on the FY2014 DFC Request for Applications (RFA), which will be posted in mid-January 2014.  Following each New Applicant Workshop will be an hour-long Native American Support Session for coalitions serving Tribal communities.

The dates and locations are as follows:
DC/Gaylord       February 7, 2014
Denver              February 11, 2014
Atlanta              February 13, 2014

February 7 - Schedule of Events
8 am - 8:30 am            Registration Check-in
8:30 am - 8:40 am       Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:40 am - 9:50 am       Budget Requirements & Federal Forms
9:50 am - 10:05 am     Break
10:05 am - noon          Introduction to the DFC Program & the Statutory Eligibility Requirements
Noon – 1 pm                Lunch On Your Own
1 pm – 3 pm                Responding to the DFC FY 2014 Application (The Questions)*
3 pm - 4 pm                 Native American/American Indian Support Workshop (optional)**

*These are the questions that are scored within the application. Please ensure that you can remain for this entire section of the training.
**This session provides an opportunity for coalitions serving Tribal communities to ask questions to the staff specific to Native American populations and special conditions within the DFC grant related to Native American coalitions.

How to Prepare
The DFC Program will publish an RFA in mid-January 2014.  You will find it at www.samhsa.gov, www.grants.gov and www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/drug-free-communities-support-program.  Once posted, interested coalitions should read the RFA to determine if they are statutorily eligible to apply for funding.  These requirements are listed in the RFA and at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/information-for-potential-applicants.  After this determination is made, coalitions should come prepared to the New Applicant Workshop with questions related to the completion of the RFA.  It is imperative that participants have read and re-read the RFA prior to attending the New Applicant Workshop.

Event Registration
There is no fee to attend, however, advance registration is recommended. To register on-line, please visit: https://www.cmpinc.net/dfc

For information regarding the content of the meeting, please feel free to contact Victoria Cummiskey at Victoria_Cummiskey@ondcp.eop.gov.

For more information on applying for the DFC Program, visit:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/information-for-potential-applicants.