Peer Services & Substance Use Disorder (SAMHSA)

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.

SAMHSAThe 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.

Eligibility

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.

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Last Updated on March 1, 2018 by HepFree NYC

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