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SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $800,000 for Statewide Peer Networks for Recovery and Resiliency grants

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Statewide Peer Networks for Recovery and Resiliency grants totaling up to $800,000.

The program is jointly-funded by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). The purpose of this program is to provide a one-year developmental period to promote cross-system collaboration, expand the peer workforce, build infrastructure, and enhance capacity among community behavioral health programs across the nation.

SAMHSA expects to fund as many as eight grantees for up to $100,000 for one year. The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY: Eligible applicants are current CSAT funded Recovery Community Services Program - Statewide Networks (RCSP-SNs), current CMHS funded Statewide Consumer Networks (SCNs), and Statewide Family Networks (SFNs) and former CMHS-funded SCNs and SFNs in the 10 states where there is a RCSP-SN grantee. See Section III-I of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for complete eligibility information.

HOW TO APPLY: You must go to both and the SAMHSA website to download the required documents you will need to apply for this SAMHSA grant.

Applications must be submitted through Please refer to PART IV, Section II of the FOA for application and submission information.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: June 21, 2016 by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time).  Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please see Part IV, Section II of the FOA for submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues can contact Marsha Baker at (240) 276-1566, Elizabeth Sweet at (240) 276-1925, or Mary Blake at (240) 276-1747. You may email them at,, or

For questions on grants management issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes.

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