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Michael Petruzzelli

, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

SAMHSA Releases CARA Funding Opportunities

May 18, 2017 | Addictions | Federal Budget | Comments
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Last week, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released two new funding opportunities authorized by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. Applications for both grant opportunities are due July 3, 2017, and a combined 16 awards are available.

  • The Building Communities of Recovery Grant seeks Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) applicants to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance abuse and addiction. These awards are intended to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of recovery support services (RSS) as well as promotion of and education about recovery. Programs will be principally governed by people in recovery from substance abuse and addiction who reflect the community served.

Thirteen awards are available for up to $200,000 per year for three years.

  • The State Pilot Grant for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Grant is looking for Single State Agencies for Substance Abuse (SSA) to: 1) support family-based services for pregnant and postpartum women with a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder, including opioid disorders; 2) help state substance abuse agencies address the continuum of care, including services provided to women in nonresidential-based settings; and 3) promote a coordinated, effective and efficient state system managed by state substance abuse agencies by encouraging new approaches and models of service delivery.

Three awards of 1.1 million in funding for projects up to three years are available.