Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Recovery Community Services Program
The Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) seeks to provide peer recovery support services via recovery community organizations to individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders or those in recovery from these disorders. The program’s foundation is the value of lived experience of peers to assist others in achieving and maintaining recovery. These services, in conjunction with clinical treatment services, are an integral component of the recovery process.
The following activities are required under the grant:
- Provide peer recovery support services to individuals with SUDs or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. These services include but are not limited to: employment coaching; recovery coaching; linkages to housing; recovery housing services; and care navigation services.
- Provide support to families of individuals with SUDs or co-occurring mental and SUDs in the form of support groups, education, and navigation services.
- Provide peer recovery support services as components of integrated care models. This service provision may include utilization of peers in Emergency Departments or other healthcare settings; utilization of peers to provide follow-up to individuals with SUD to ensure they access appropriate care and other vital care coordination services.
- Provide supervision, training, and mentorship to individuals who seek to become peer specialists.
- Provide drug-free social/community environments such as drop-in centers; recovery centers; clubhouses; and other safe environments for those seeking to achieve or maintain recovery from SUDs.
Amount: Approximately $1,761,000 is available to make up to six awards ranging up to $300,000 per year for a period of up to five years.
Eligibility: Recovery community organizations (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.
Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:
- An applicant organization meets the criteria of a RCO as provided in the paragraph above
- Include a letter from the IRS designating that the applicant organization is a 501(c)(3)
- Include a letter from the Board of Directors assuring that the organization submitting the application has served as a domestic non-profit RCO for a minimum of two years
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