FY 17 RCO/RCC Micro Grant Opportunity

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FY 17 SAMHSA SAPT Block Grant reimbursement funding through the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services intended to enhance and expand peer based recovery support services in local communities is available. RCNC is seeking applications from Recovery Community Organizations and/or Recovery Community Centers who may benefit from up to $5,000 in reimbursement funds. Follow this link to better understand spending restrictions specific to this grant: SAPT Block Grant Expenditure Restrictions.

The deadline for applications is May 10, 2017 and determinations will be announced by May 18, 2017. For awardees, all reimbursement requests must be received by June 25, 2017. Please contact Donald McDonald at dmcdonald@rcnc.org or (919) 231-0248 ext. 105 with any questions.

A Recovery Community Organization (RCO) is an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery. These organizations organize recovery-focused policy advocacy activities, carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs, and/or provide peer-based recovery support services (White, 2007).

A Recovery Community Center (RCC) is a place free from stigma that offers peer recovery support to the entire Recovery Community, regardless of pathway. Types of support fall within four categories: emotional, informational, instrumental, and affiliational. That means we have space to provide everything from Recovery Coaching & peer support groups to job readiness training & professional education to help accessing social services & transportation to ping pong tournaments & cookouts (RCNC).

RCNC’s recovery initiatives are funded wholly or in part by the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant, CFDA Number: 93.959, in conjunction with the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.

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RCO/RCC FY 17 SAMHSA SAPT Block Grant Opportunity

This form serves as the RFA to award a limited amount of FY 17 block grant funding designed to enhance and expand the peer based recovery support services of local NC Recovery Community Organizations and Recovery Community Centers. This opportunity is available to RCO's and RCC's who have not previously received similar grant funding from RCNC.
  • Please provide the name and 501(c)3 status of the organization providing the peer-based recovery support services.
  • Please describe the services you will provide to people in recovery from substance use disorder and/or their families. Explain how these funds, if awarded, will enhance and expand these services. Provide a timeline for the grant funded activity.
  • Please indicate the award amount up to $5,000 for which you are asking to be considered.
  • Please attach a detailed description of how your organization will spend the amount you have requested.


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