SAMHSA seeks applications for up to $7.8 million in grants to promote substance use disorder recovery

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking applications for up to $7.8 million in FY 2017 Building Communities of Recovery grants. These grants are designed to help build recovery systems for people with substance use disorders in communities throughout the nation.

SAMHSA anticipates that up to 13 awards will be made for up to $200,000 each year for up to three years. Actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY: Communities of recovery that are domestic, private nonprofit entities in states, territories or tribes. See Section III-1 of the funding opportunity announcement for complete eligibility information.

HOW TO APPLY: SAMHSA’s transition to NIH’s eRA grants system (eRA Commons) has changed the application registration, submission, and formatting requirements for FOAs. In order to submit an application, you must register in NIH’s eRA (electronic Research Administration) Commons in addition to the System for Award Management (SAM) and Please reference PART II very carefully to understand the requirements for SAMHSA’s new grant system.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: July 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time). Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please see Part I, Section IV of the FOA for application and submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Matthew T. Clune at (240) 276-1619 or

For questions on grants management issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1408 or

For more information, contact the SAMHSA Press Office at 240-276-2130.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Last Updated: 05/15/2017