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FY 2020 Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP)

Grants to USA, Territories, and Tribes Nonprofits for Recovery
Support for Individuals with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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12/23/19 11:59 PM EST


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Grants to USA, territories, and tribes nonprofit organizations for peer recovery support programs for individuals suffering from substance abuse and mental health disorders. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support activities such as employment coaching; recovery coaching; linkages to housing; recovery housing services; and care navigation services.

The purpose of this program is to provide peer recovery support services via recovery community organizations to individuals with substance use disorders 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. 

SAMHSA recognizes medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as an integral component to the care of many individuals with substance use disorders (SUD). Recipients shall not discriminate against individuals on MAT. These individuals must be allowed access to services under this grant regardless of the philosophy of the applicant organization. 

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.

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GrantWatch ID#: 187252

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The estimated award amount will be up to $300,000 per year. Up to $25,000 of the annual grant award may be used to purchase technical assistance (TA). If TA is not needed, the recipient may use these funds for required or allowable activities.

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Project Start Date: April 30, 2020
Length of Project Period: Up to 5 years

Program implementation must begin by the fourth month after award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

SAMHSA is limiting eligibility for this program to 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:
1. An applicant organization meets the criteria of a RCO as provided in the paragraph above;
2. Include a letter in Attachment 5 from the IRS designating that the applicant organization is a 501(c)(3); and
3. Include a letter in Attachment 5 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.

For a list of ineligible expenses, see the following link:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on December 23, 2019.

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.

The project director MUST have an active eRA Commons account (with the PI role) affiliated with the organization in eRA Commons.

Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and (see Appendix A for all registration requirements). SAMHSA applicants are also required to obtain a valid DUNS Number, also known as the Unique Entity Identifier, and provide that number in the application.

Cost sharing/match is not required in this program.

How to apply:

Forms and Resources:

Grant page on

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the page above

To obtain a DUNS number, access the Dun and Bradstreet website at:

To create a SAM user account, Register/Update your account, and/or Search Records, go to

You can find additional information about the eRA Commons registration process at

Contact Information:

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

For program-related questions contact:
Matthew Clune
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1619

For fiscal/budget-related questions contact:
Corey Sullivan
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1213

For grant review process and application status questions contact:
Arvinda Khatri
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grant Review
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-0191

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