As the single recipient of the highly competitive DFC Grant across Virginia in 2019, CVARR is entrusted with the responsibility of dealing with emerging drug trends in our region, such as methamphetamine, prescription drug misuse and synthetic drug use, by capitalizing on our organized infrastructure, data-driven interventions, and comprehensive, multi-sector approach to community-driven problem solving. As a nationally recognized and federally funded community coalition, CVARR is confident in the pursuit of our mission and ready to rise to the challenge of this coming years’ goals and objectives for prevention, treatment and recovery! More information on the DFC can be found under ‘Why We Exist’.

The Drug Free Communities Support Program is nationally recognized for its success in achieving reduced drug use and misuses in communities throughout the country to levels lower than the national average. Administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Program was created under the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 to support and efficiently implement the Nation’s drug policy efforts. Recipients of the grant are awarded $125,000 for up to 10 years to address youth-specific substance use challenges in their respective regions. The DFC is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use by provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. As a nationally recognized and federally funded DFC grant recipient, CVARR is confident in the pursuit of their mission and rising to the challenge of creating youth substance use prevention resources for their community.