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Treatment, Recovery, and Workforce Support Grant (Workforce Support)


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Application Deadline: May 30, 2023


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Awards funding to provide services and supports to individuals in treatment or recovery with substance use disorder (SUD) or co-occurring disorder (COD) live independently and participate in the workforce through collaboration and coordination with state and local workforce development boards, states agencies responsible for workforce investment activity, tribes and tribal organizations, and state agencies responsible for carrying out SUD or COD prevention and treatment programs.

Required activities include providing the follow services and supports:

  • Determine economic and workforce impacts associated with high rates of SUD and COD
  • Coordinate with and align statewide employment and training activities to include:
    • Grantees that received a Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce Development award under announcement FOA-ETA-20-01
    • U.S. Department of Labor's Education and Training Administration and other opportunities including the Workforce GPS
  • Help individuals in recovery from SUD transition into the workforce
  • Ensure that individuals who take a medication to treat their SUD or COD are included as participants in the program
  • Provide trauma-informed services, including assessment and interventions for emotional, sexual, and physical abuse
  • Implement evidence based practices including Supported Employment: Getting Started with Evidence-Based Practices and other evidenced based practices
  • Develop and implement outreach and referral pathways to engage all demographic groups within the community
  • Hire staff to provide services that support treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation, and prevent relapse, recidivism, and overdose
  • Coordinate with the lead state agency responsible for workforce investment activity, or a local board, to provide short-term prevocational training services and training services that are directly linked to the employment opportunities in the local area or the planning region
  • Hire staff representing the diversity of the community being served
  • Provide training on the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) to service providers to increase awareness and acknowledgment of differences in language, age, culture, racial and ethnic disparities, socio-economic status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and gender identity, and life experiences to improve the inclusiveness of the service delivery environment
  • Translate tools and resources
  • Provide, increase, or enhance access to services for people of all racial/ethnic/marginalized groups in the community
  • Create conflict and grievance resolutions processes that are culturally and linguistically appropriate
  • Mitigate stigmatization and provide success stories to workforce boards once a year

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: Up to $500,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards 4
Estimated total program funding: $1,900,000

Who Can Apply

Domestic or private non-profit entities providing treatment and recovery services for individuals with SUD and partners with 1 or more local or state stakeholders to support recovery, independent living, and participation in the workforce are eligible to apply. Examples of local or state stakeholder partners include:

  • Local employers
  • Community organizations
  • Local workforce development board
  • Local and state governments
  • Indian tribes or tribal organizations

Grantees that received a Treatment, Recovery, and Workforce Support Grant award under announcement numbers TI-20-013 in fiscals years (FY) 2022, FY 2021, or FY 2022 are not eligible to apply.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

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


For programmatic or technical questions:
Alexis Gonsalves

For grants management or budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions:
Debra Atkins

Rural Awards

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

One rural community organization that received funding is WestCare Tennessee in Dandridge, Tennessee to implement evidence-based programming to support individuals with SUD or COD to live independently and participate in the workforce, including individuals who are formerly incarcerated or justice-involved.

Topics This Program Addresses

Employment • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment