Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network

Short Title: 
RCSP-SN
Initial Announcement
Request for Applications (RFA) Information
RFA Number: 
TI-14-001
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2014
Application Due Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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) 2014 Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network (RCSP-SN) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand the capacity of addiction recovery community organizations (RCOs) through the development of an organized statewide network. In collaboration with other relevant groups, grantees will work to strengthen the voice of the larger addiction recovery community at the local and state levels. There is a need for greater recognition of the scope and value of addiction recovery community organizations, peer recovery supports and services, and the need for the peer voice to be represented in state-level policy planning and implementation.

The intent of this program is to further enhance the presence of RCOs as key partners in treatment, recovery, and affiliated health systems. In accordance with SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on Recovery Support, this program aims to highlight the value of lived experience through the inclusion of addiction RCOs, which are led by those in recovery, as an organized statewide presence. Although many states have made great strides in recognizing addiction peer recovery services as viable, further efforts are required in order to fully optimize the potential of these services and supports. 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

Eligible applicants for this program include 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 addiction recovery. A primary goal of this program is to strengthen the presence of addiction recovery communities as key partners in local and state substance use disorders treatment and recovery systems, as well as in affiliated health systems. To ensure that recovery communities are fully represented, only organizations controlled and managed by members of the addiction recovery community are eligible to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • clearly demonstrate that they meet the definition of an RCO provided above; and
  • complete and submit with the application a Certificate of Eligibility (see Appendix I of the RFA).

The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$1 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 10
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $100,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $100,000 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.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on an annualized Continuing Resolution and do not reflect the final FY 2014 appropriation. Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

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
240-276-1566
marsha.baker@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
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
240-276-1412
eileen.bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov

Application Materials

You must respond to the requirements in the RFA when preparing your application.

Useful Information for Applicants

Last Updated: 12/31/2013