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Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR)


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Application Deadline: Jun 3, 2022


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Offers funding to enhance and expand the development and delivery of recovery support services (RSS) for people in recovery from substance misuse and addiction. Mobilizes resources within and outside the recovery community to improve long-term recovery for people with substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD). Supports programs that are led principally by people in recovery from SUD and COD that reflect the community being served.

BCOR program requires activities to develop, expand, and enhance community and statewide RSS, including:

  • Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS) designed and delivered by people who have lived experienced with SUD and recovery, such as peer mentors, recovery coaches or recovery support specialists
  • Recovery Support Services (RSS) that directly assist individuals and families to recover from SUD, including social support, linking to allied service providers, and other human services assist with recovery and wellness that contribute to improved quality of life such as housing, child care, vocational, educational, legal, and transportation services.
  • Collaboration with regional and local harm reduction community partners

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $300,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 13
Estimated total program funding: $3,900,000

Applicants must provide non-federal matching funds for a portion of the project. Matching funds must be at least $15 for every $85 of federal funds awarded in each year of the grant.

Who Can Apply

Applications may be submitted by recovery community organizations (RCOs) and recovery community centers (RCCs) that are domestic private nonprofit entities in states, territories, or tribes. RCOs and RCCs are independent, non-profit organizations led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery. To ensure that recovery communities are fully represented, only organizations controlled and managed by members of the recovery community are eligible to apply.

Special consideration will be given to applicant proposing to serve rural communities. Applicant must define a specific geographic service area that is not located in a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) as defined by the Office of Management and Budget.

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit documentation of their non-profit status
  • Include a letter from their Board of Directors certifying that it has met the criteria of a RCO for a minimum of 2 years

Grantees that received a BCOR award under announcement TI-19-003 in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and TI-21-004 in FY 2021 are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process can be found in the funding announcement.


For programmatic or technical questions:
Enid Osborne

For grants management or budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions:
Tiffany Gray

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Education and Training • Employment • Health and Wellness • Health Education for Community and Patients • Housing and Homelessness • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder