Among the multiple and ongoing state and federal opportunities for funding related to collaborative and community-based prevention of underage drinking, organizations may consider the following:


North Carolina Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative

The NC Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative (NC-PUDi) is administered by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) / Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (NC DMHDDSAS). NCPUDi supports and enhances efforts by states and local jurisdictions to prohibit the sale, purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages to and by minors (minors are defined as individuals under 21 years of age).

As part of the Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative, limited funding is available for community collaboratives to implement environmental management strategies aimed at reducing and preventing underage alcohol use in their communities. For information about the criteria and grant application process, please contact


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFCSP)

The DFCSP Program, a collaborative initiative sponsored by the Office of Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in partnership with SAMHSA, is designed to achieve two goals:

Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Substances include, but are not limited to, narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabis, inhalants, alcohol and tobacco, where their use is prohibited by Federal, State, or local law. DFCSP grants must focus on multiple drugs of abuse. When the term “drug” or “substance” is used in this announcement, it is intended to include all of the above substances.

Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, private nonprofit agencies, and Federal, State, local and tribal governments to support the efforts of community collaboratives’ to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.  For more information about the DFCSP grant please visit SAMHSA’s website at: