Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer

Short Title: 
Modified Announcement

The Application Due Date has been changed to February 16, 2016.

In Section IV-I of the FOA, please disregard the first requirement for Attachment 1.  Applicants do not need to include: (1) Identification of at least one experienced, licensed mental health/substance abuse treatment/recovery provider organization.  You do need to include #s 2 and 3 in Attachment 1.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
Posted on 
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Application Due Date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
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) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer (Short Title: TCE-PTP) grants.  The purpose of this program is to expand and enhance service capacity through the provision of peer recovery support services for those individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) and their family members.  It is the expectation that those with lived experience will play an integral role in the design, development, and implementation of this program.  A primary program objective is to help achieve and maintain recovery and improve the overall quality of life for those being served.  This is assessed through increased abstinence from substance use, employment, housing stability, social connectedness, decreased criminal/juvenile justice involvement, and increased indicators of successful recovery and enrollment in education, vocational training, and/or employment.


Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities, tribal and urban Indian organizations, and/or community- and faith-based organizations that are organizations comprised of, led, and governed by people in recovery from substance use disorders.  These organizations directly provide recovery support services and are eligible as Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs).  RCOs are independent organizations with nonprofit status.  The RCO must have a governing board comprised of at least 50 percent of people in recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs), and family members of people in recovery.  Eligibility as a RCO must be assured through a signed Certificate of Eligibility (see Appendix IV).  The Certificate of Eligibility certifies that the organization is led and governed by representatives of local SUD recovery communities, and that the organization has a demonstrated history and expertise in peer-led recovery support services.  The Certificate of Eligibility must be submitted in Attachment 5 of the application or the application will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$3.8 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $250,000
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $250,000 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.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Marsha Baker
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Division of Services Improvement
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1124
Rockville, Maryland 20857

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1412

Application Materials

You must respond to the requirements in both the FOA PART I and PART II when preparing your application.

Useful Information for Applicants

Last Updated: 08/28/2018