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Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Jul 3, 2017

For program questions:
Matthew T. Clune

For grants management or budget questions:
Eileen Bermudez


Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) provides grants 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.

Required activities include:

  1. Peer recovery support services designed and delivered by people who have experienced both drug/alcohol addiction and recovery
  2. Non-clinical recovery support services that directly assist individuals and families to recover from alcohol or drug problems

Lists of allowable activities and other expectations are provided in the application instructions.

SAMHSA’s services grants are intended to fund services or practices that have a demonstrated evidence base and that are appropriate for the population of focus. Exceptions for lack of evidence base, such as in the case of rural or isolated communities, may be found in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants are recovery community organizations (RCOs) that have been designated as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations for at least 2 years and are controlled and managed by members of the addiction recovery community.

SAMHSA intends to make an equitable distribution of awards in terms of geography including urban, rural, and remote settings and balance among populations of focus and program size.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $200,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 13
Estimated total program funding: $2,600,000

A 1:1 cash or in-kind match is required.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

SAMHSA has changed its registration and application requirements. It is strongly recommended that applicants begin the registration process well in advance of the application deadline.

Tagged as
Alcohol use · Community engagement and volunteerism · Families · Human services · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug abuse

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