Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network

Short Title: 
RCSP-SN
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
TI-17-006
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Application Due Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.243
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.
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network (Short Title: RCSP-SN) grants. The purpose of this program is to further strengthen Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) and their statewide network of recovery stakeholders as key partners in the delivery of state and local treatment and recovery support services, as well as allied health systems through collaboration, systems improvement, public health messaging, and training conducted for (or with) key recovery stakeholder organizations. RCSP-SN grantees will collaborate with traditional substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers to underscore the relevance and appropriateness of peer recovery support services (PRSS) as fundamental fixtures on the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) landscape. This can be achieved through enhanced participation in state and local government planning and efforts to participate on multilevel planning, policy, and program development councils. Recovery supports require further integration into state and local systems of treatment and recovery service provision, which may be facilitated through increased emphasis upon capacity building, sustainability development, and identification of appropriate revenue streams to support these activities in the near and distant future.

In addition to continuing to expand addiction RCOs and PRSS in the states, there is also a pressing need to ensure the sustainability of the recovery infrastructure developed to date through creative and diverse funding mechanisms and state, community, and private partnerships.

The intent of the RCSP-SN grant program is to strengthen the relationships between RCOs and their statewide networks of recovery stakeholders as key partners in the delivery of state and local treatment and recovery support services (RSS), as well as allied health systems through collaboration, systems improvement, public health messaging, and training conducted for (or with) key recovery stakeholder organizations. RCSP-SN grantees will collaborate with traditional SUD treatment providers and other purchasers of PRSS to strengthen and embed these critical service elements as fixtures on the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) landscape. In alignment with the goals of SAMHSA’s Recovery Support Strategic Initiative, the desired outcomes of this grant program include: greater integration of RCOs on state and local planning councils; embedding peers into traditional SUD treatment and allied health services; working with State Medicaid Directors to modify plans which allow for the reimbursement of peer billable services, and creation of other revenue sources within RCOs which facilitate financial solvency and long term sustainability. These can be facilitated through an improved emphasis on capacity building, sustainability development, and identification of appropriate and diverse revenue streams that will support such activities in the future. Through this program, it is expected that the infrastructure of RCOs will be strengthened and the delivery of addiction peer recovery services will be more meaningfully supported.

RCSP-SN grants are authorized under Section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.

Eligibility

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 recovery community organization for a minimum of two years.

In order to strengthen and expand the impact of this program across the nation and ensure broad geographic distribution, SAMHSA will make only one award per state, territory, or tribe.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$1,500,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 10
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $150,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $150,000 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

Matthew T. Clune
Center of Substance Abuse Treatment, Division of Services Improvement
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
240-276-1619
matthew.clune@samhsa.hhs.gov

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
foacsat@samhsa.hhs.gov

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: 10/01/2018