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State announces grant opportunities to provide recovery support services for communities

Applications are due by May 3

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The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs announced the availability of $2.7 million in funding for Recovery Community Organizations to expand or enhance recovery support services to individuals in recovery from substance use disorder.

“Community is one of the four dimensions that support and sustain life in recovery,” said DDAP Secretary Jen Smith. “By providing communities with appropriate support services, we can help individuals and their loved ones be better suited for their recovery journey and ultimately live happy, healthy lives.”

The grants are part of $55 million in federal funding awarded to Pennsylvania through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program COVID-19 Supplemental Awards. The funding spending plan submitted by DDAP is currently pending approval by SAMHSA. More information will be shared about this funding and supporting projects as it becomes available.

Eligible applicants can find the grant application and project summary here. Three to five grants will be awarded up to $700,000 to RCOs for a wide variety of eligible items, including:

– delivery of recovery coaching through Certified Recovery Specialists
– telephonic supports
– the provision of education and employment supports
– engagement in GED services
– additional life-skills support groups and delivery of substance-free social activities

All applications must be submitted via email to RA-DAGrantsMgmt@pa.gov by noon on Monday, May 3. Applications will be competitively reviewed and scored based upon the applicant’s adherence to the funding announcement guidelines, and a timely submission to DDAP. Additionally, awarding of the funds is contingent upon plan approval by SAMHSA.

Questions regarding the grants and the application process should be forwarded to RA-DAGrantsMgmt@pa.gov.

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