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Deadline: March 5, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration: Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network (RCSP-SN) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand the capacity of addiction recovery community organizations (RCOs) through the development of an organized statewide network. In collaboration with other relevant groups, grantees will work to strengthen the voice of the larger addiction recovery community at the local and state levels. There is a need for greater recognition of the scope and value of addiction recovery community organizations, peer recovery supports and services, and the need for the peer voice to be represented in state-level policy planning and implementation.

The intent of this program is to further enhance the presence of RCOs as key partners in treatment, recovery, and affiliated health systems. In accordance with SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on Recovery Support, this program aims to highlight the value of lived experience through the inclusion of addiction RCOs, which are led by those in recovery, as an organized statewide presence. Although many states have made great strides in recognizing addiction peer recovery services as viable, further efforts are required in order to fully optimize the potential of these services and supports. Through this program, it is expected that the infrastructure of RCOs will be strengthened and the delivery of addiction peer recovery services will be more meaningfully supported.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants for this program include RCOs that are domestic private nonprofit entities in states, territories, or tribes. RCOs are independent, non-profit organizations led and governed by representatives of local communities of addiction recovery. A primary goal of this program is to strengthen the presence of addiction recovery communities as key partners in local and state substance use disorders treatment and recovery systems, as well as in affiliated health systems. To ensure that recovery communities are fully represented, only organizations controlled and managed by members of the addiction recovery community are eligible to apply.

Amount: Up to 10 awards of $100,000 per year will be made for a period of 3 years.

Link: http://beta.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/ti-14-001.pdf

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