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Building Communities of Recovery

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Substance
Abuse and Addiction Recovery Services

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

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04/02/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit recovery community organizations (RCOs) to provide long-term substance abuse and addiction recovery services. Funding is intended to promote the enhancement, development, delivery, and expansion of qualifying recovery support services. Funding may also be used for education and outreach related to recovery. Programs will be principally governed by people in recovery from substance abuse and addiction who reflect the community served.

Required Activities:

You must use BCOR funds to primarily develop, expand, and enhance community and statewide RSS, including:

- Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS), designed and delivered by people who have experienced both drug/alcohol addiction and recovery. Since PRSS are designed and delivered by peers who have been successful in the recovery process, they embody a powerful message of hope, as well as a wealth of experiential knowledge. The services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking to achieve or sustain recovery. Examples would be using funds for peer mentors, recovery coaches or recovery support specialists; and

- RSS, defined as non-clinical services that directly assists individuals and families to recover from alcohol or drug problems. They include social support, linkage to allied service providers (i.e. TANF, Medicaid), and a full range of human services that facilitate recovery and wellness contributing to an improved quality of life (e.g., housing linkages, child care, vocational, educational, legal, and transportation services, etc.). These services may be provided prior to, during, and after treatment.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181554

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $200,000 per year

Term of Contract:

The project period is up to 3 years, with a start date of July 31, 2019 and an end date of July 30, 2022.

Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, recipient progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The statute limits eligibility for this program to RCOs that are domestic private nonprofit entities in states, territories, or tribes.

RCOs are independent, nonprofit 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 in Attachment 5 from the IRS designating that the applicant organization is a 501(c)(3); and
- Include a letter in Attachment 5 from the Board of Directors assuring that the organization submitting the application has served as a domestic nonprofit RCO for a minimum of two years.

Grant recipients funded in FY 2017 and 2018 under FOA TI-17-015 BCOR are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on April 2, 2019.

Applicants are required to complete four (4) registration processes:
1. Dun & Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (to obtain a DUNS number);
2. System for Award Management (SAM);
3.; and
4. eRA Commons

All applicants must register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes up to six weeks. If you believe you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you must start the registration process immediately. Do not wait to start this process.

If this is your first time submitting an application, you must complete all four registration processes. If you have already completed registrations for DUNS, SAM, and, you need to ensure that your accounts are still active, and then register in eRA Commons. If you have not registered in, the registration for and eRA Commons can be done concurrently.

Non-federal matching funds are required under the statutory authority (Sec. 547(c) of the PHS ACT) for the BCOR program. Non-federal contributions are required and may be in cash or in-kind, fairly evaluated. The matching funds must not be less than $15 for each $85 of federal funds provided in all years of the grant. Matching funds must meet the same test of allowability as costs charged to federal grants. Sources of matching funds are state and local governmental appropriations (non-federal), foundations, and other private non-profit or for-profit organizations. In-kind contributions may include facilities, equipment, or services used in direct support of the project.

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $200,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.

Application Forms and Resources:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Program Issues:

Robert W. Day, MPH, MA
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Division of Services Improvement
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-2569

Grants Management and Budget Issues:

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1412

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)