Monday, February 28, 2011

DFC funding may be reduced

The Prevention WINS coalition is funded by a Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant.  Money for new grants is in jeopardy of being significantly reduced in the federal budget. 

The House of Representatives recently passed its version of the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government for the rest of this fiscal year. The House-passed CR cuts the DFC program by $9.5 million, from $95 million to $85.5 million. If this cut becomes a reality, it means there will only be enough funding to support 7 new grants from the current grant solicitation that closes on March 18. The Senate has not yet passed its version of the CR.

Originally, funding for the DFC program was appropriated at $95 million to allow at least 75 new grants to be awarded in this current grant year.

For more information, visit the CADCA website.

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