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

Deadline: March 20, 2017

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network (Short Title: RCSP-SN) grants. The purpose of this program is to further strengthen Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) and their statewide network of recovery stakeholders as key partners in the delivery of state and local treatment and recovery support services, as well as allied health systems through collaboration, systems improvement, public health messaging, and training conducted for (or with) key recovery stakeholder organizations. RCSP-SN grantees will collaborate with traditional substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers to underscore the relevance and appropriateness of peer recovery support services (PRSS) as fundamental fixtures on the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) landscape. This can be achieved through enhanced participation in state and local government planning and efforts to participate on multilevel planning, policy, and program development councils. Recovery supports require further integration into state and local systems of treatment and recovery service provision, which may be facilitated through increased emphasis upon capacity building, sustainability development, and identification of appropriate revenue streams to support these activities in the near and distant future.

In addition to continuing to expand addiction RCOs and PRSS in the states, there is also a pressing need to ensure the sustainability of the recovery infrastructure developed to date through creative and diverse funding mechanisms and state, community, and private partnerships.

The intent of the RCSP-SN grant program is to strengthen the relationships between RCOs and their statewide networks of recovery stakeholders as key partners in the delivery of state and local treatment and recovery support services (RSS), as well as allied health systems through collaboration, systems improvement, public health messaging, and training conducted for (or with) key recovery stakeholder organizations. RCSP-SN grantees will collaborate with traditional SUD treatment providers and other purchasers of PRSS to strengthen and embed these critical service elements as fixtures on the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) landscape. In alignment with the goals of SAMHSA’s Recovery Support Strategic Initiative, the desired outcomes of this grant program include:

  • Greater integration of RCOs on state and local planning councils
  • Embedding peers into traditional SUD treatment and allied health services
  • Working with State Medicaid Directors to modify plans which allow for the reimbursement of peer billable services, and creation of other revenue sources within RCOs which facilitate financial solvency and long term sustainability

These can be facilitated through an improved emphasis on capacity building, sustainability development, and identification of appropriate and diverse revenue streams that will support such activities in the future. 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.

Amount: $1,500,000 is available for up to 10 grants of up to $150,000 per year for three years.

Eligibility: 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 recovery. To ensure that recovery communities are fully represented, only organizations controlled and managed by members of the addiction recovery community are eligible to apply.

Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-17-006

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