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Recovery Community Services Program – Statewide Network (RCSP-SN)


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Application Deadline: May 30, 2023


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Grants funding to strengthen the relationship between recovery organizations, their statewide networks of recovery stakeholders, and healthcare systems, with the goal of advancing the integration and provision of peer recovery support services (PRSS) statewide. Seeks to develop coordinated state and local networks through collaboration, systems improvement, public health messaging, and training conducted with/for key recovery groups, including substance use disorder (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) treatment providers, that will emphasize the relevance of PRSS and support the delivery of services to individuals with or in recovery from SUD.

Intended program outcomes include:

  • Increasing integration between recovery organizations and similar organizations on state and local planning councils
  • Increasing peer engagement in specialty and general healthcare settings, including behavioral health settings, primary care, and hospital-based systems
  • Modifying plans or implementing waivers with state Medicaid directors to allow for the reimbursement of peer billable services, and creation of other revenue sources within recovery organizations which facilitate financial solvency and long-term sustainability
  • Improving capacity building, sustainability development, and identification of appropriate and diverse revenue streams to support future activities

Required Capacity Development activities include:

  • Developing relationships to ensure that recovery organizations and other stakeholders are represented on committees and workgroups as part of collaborative state and local SUD and recovery support planning processes
  • Partnering with state and local organizations in workforce development activities
  • Linking with SUD and/or COD treatment, community organizations, and other recovery organizations throughout the state
  • Developing and implementing trauma-informed approaches to care across the network to improve recovery
  • Convening initiatives for organizational/structural change among recovery-oriented institutions
  • Participating in policy, planning, and program development discussions at the state, community, and local level to ensure adequate recovery support and remove barriers to individuals with SUD seeking or participating in recovery and treatment services
  • Working with single state agency (SSA) and state Medicaid offices for greater financial sustainability by facilitating recovery organizations' contracts, Medicaid and state insurance reimbursement, and building managed care organization (MCO)-recovery organization payor relationships
  • Documenting the efficacy and cost savings of using peer recovery coaches and the provision of other recovery supports, such as recovery community centers and recovery housing, within specialty and general healthcare settings inclusive of behavioral health settings, primary care, and hospital-based systems

Applicants are expected to choose at least 2 of the 8 capacity development activities.

Required Health Access and PRSS Integration activities include:

  • Promoting the use of PRSS in integrated primary care and within more recently developed community behavioral healthcare models, such as health homes, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs)
  • Partnering with health insurance providers, outreach and enrollment assistance programs operating in the state to inform and supplement their outreach efforts to populations with SUDs, and promoting PRSS as necessary components to a SUD focused system of care
  • Facilitating education and training efforts regarding mental health and SUD parity to increase understanding of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, with a specific focus on healthcare reform and integrated care
  • Collaborating with regional and local harm reduction community partner efforts as they intersect and relate to current PRSS and developing and implementing harm reduction elements in the RCSP-SN project
  • Addressing behavioral health disparities and the social determinants of health (SDOH) to improve the inclusiveness of the service delivery environment and improve outcomes

Applicants are expected to choose at least 2 of the 5 health access or PRSS integration related activities.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $245,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 2
Estimated total program funding: $600,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • States and territories
  • Political subdivisions of states
  • Indian tribes
  • Tribal organizations
  • Health facilities
  • Programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or award with the Indian Health Service
  • Other public or private non-profit entities

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.


For programmatic or technical questions:
Timothy Jean

For grants management or budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions:
Sara Fleming

Rural Awards

Past awards communities received in fiscal year 2023 can be found on the program website.

One rural community organization that received funding is RecoveryPeople in Elgin, Texas to implement the Peer and Recovery Organization Sustainability, Planning, Equity and Research (PROSPER) project that seeks to expand its social impact network across peer and recovery organizations, payers, and stakeholders to develop sustainability models and a data driven statewide strategic plan to support and improve health equity for marginalized communities.

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Harm Reduction • Healthcare Workforce • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Opioids • Overdose Prevention • Policy • Recovery • Reimbursement and Payment Models • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment