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FY 2010 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Projects to Deliver
Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support Services

Short Title: Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP)

The application deadline has been extended to Feb 19, 2010

(Initial Announcement)


Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-10-010
Posting on November 17, 2009
Original Receipt date: February 10, 2010
Extended Receipt date: February 19, 2010
Announcement Type: Initial

Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No
.: 93.243

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by February 10, 2010

Intergovernmental Review
(E.O. 12372)

Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their State(s) participates.  Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) /
Single State Agency Coordination
Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) announces the availability of FY 2010 funds for grants to deliver peer-to-peer recovery support services that help prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders.  Successful applicants will provide peer-to-peer recovery support services that are responsive to community needs and strengths, and will carry out a performance assessment of these services.

RCSP is intended to support peer leaders from the recovery community in providing recovery support services to people in recovery and their family members, and to foster the growth of communities of recovery that will help individuals and families, achieve and sustain long-term recovery.

Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) grants are authorized under section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 26 (Substance Abuse).


Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.  For example, State and local governments, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges; and community- and faith-based organizations may apply. Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN Tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities.  Consortia of tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval.  The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

All applicants, including single organizations and consortia, must clearly indicate in their project narrative (in Section A: Statement of Need) as well as in the RCO/FO Designation and Statement of Assurance in Appendix J of this RFA whether they are applying for a grant as a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) or Facilitating Organization (FO).  All applicants must make this designation in order for the application to be reviewed and considered for an award. 

RCSP grantees from the FY 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, and the 2006 cohorts (whose current awards are ending September 29, 2010) may apply for this program.  RCSP grantees from the 2007 cohort are not eligible to apply.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism:


Anticipated Total Available Funding: $2.2 million 
Anticipated Number of Awards: 3 RCOs
3 FOs
Anticipated Award Amount:

Up to $350,000

Length of Project Period: Up to 4 years

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $350,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

This program is being announced prior to the appropriation for FY 2010 for SAMHSA’s programs, with funding estimates based on the President’s budget request for FY 2010.  Applications are invited based on the assumption that sufficient funds will be appropriated for FY 2010 to permit funding of a reasonable number of applications solicited.  All applicants are reminded, however, that we cannot guarantee that sufficient funds will be appropriated to permit SAMHSA to fund any applications.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Marsha Baker
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1124
Rockville, MD  20857
(240) 276-1566 

For questions on grants management and budget issues, contact:

William Reyes
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management     
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1095
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1406

Documents needed to complete a grant application:





Additional Materials

For further information on the forms and the application process, see Useful Information for Applicants

Additional materials available on this website include:

Last updated: 02/12/2010