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Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP)


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Application Deadline: May 30, 2023


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Awards funding to eligible entities to provide peer recovery support services to individuals with or in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD). Promotes long-term recovery support services that are coordinated with clinical SUD treatment and are delivered by peers in recovery who have direct experience with SUD and who reflect the community being served. Offers training and support to current and new peer specialist and supervisors, including those from underserved communities, to increase access to recovery support services.

Required activities include providing the following services and supports:

  • Peer recovery support services including but not limited to employment coaching, recovery coaching, linkages to housing and recovery housing services, trauma-informed care, and care navigation
  • Drop-in centers, recovery centers, clubhouses, and other safe, recovery supportive social and community environments, both in-person and virtual, that are trauma- and culturally informed and appropriate
  • Support to families of individuals with SUD and/or COD, such as support groups, education, and navigation services
  • Peer recovery support services as part of integrated care models, including the use of peers in emergency departments and other healthcare settings, as well as peers in community-based SUD or COD treatment settings to provide follow-up and other care coordination services
  • Supervision, training, and mentorship to individuals seeking to become peer specialists and supervisors
  • Culturally appropriate and relevant outreach to individuals and community organizations to promote awareness of and engagement with recovery support services
  • Provide or collaborate to provide harm reduction elements in the community, such as fentanyl test strips and naloxone, either provided directly or through local partnerships

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: Up to $300,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards 4
Estimated total program funding: $1,200,000

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 (IHS)
  • Other public or private non-profit entities

Additional provision of service requirements include:

  • A provider organization for direct client recovery services appropriate to the grant must be involved in the proposed project. The provider may be the applicant or another organization committed to the project. More than 1 provider organization may be involved.
  • Each mental health/SUD treatment and recovery support services provider organization must have at least 2 years experience providing relevant services.
  • Each mental health/SUD treatment and recovery support services provider organization must comply with all applicable local, city, county, and state licensing, accreditation, and certification requirements, as of the due date of the application.

Grantees that received a Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) award under announcement numbers TI-20-002 in fiscal years (FY) 2020 or FY 2021 are not eligible to apply.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process are 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:
Angela Houde

Rural Awards

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

One rural community organization that received funding is Wilkes Recovery Revolution, Inc. in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina to expand existing services to address 3 gaps in recovery services in the community: the lack of community engagement and awareness, low access to services, and transportation barriers.

Topics This Program Addresses

Education and Training • Employment • Harm Reduction • Housing and Homelessness • Naloxone • Overdose Prevention • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder