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Building Communities of Recovery

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Apr 29, 2024

For program questions:
Jihane Ambroise, MPH

For fiscal or budget questions:
Office of Financial Resources

For grant review process and application status questions:
Angela Houde


Building Communities of Recovery (Short Title: BCOR) provides grants to mobilize and connect community-based resources to increase the availability and quality of long-term recovery support for people with substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental disorders (COD).

Required activities include:

  1. Provide peer recovery support services (PRSS) designed and delivered by people who have lived experienced with SUD and recovery
  2. Provide supervision, training, and mentorship to individuals providing PRSS and engage in outreach to diverse populations to recruit both peer specialists and peer supervisors
  3. Provide culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, and evidence-based recovery support services that directly assist individuals and families to recover from SUD and COD
  4. Establish partnerships between diverse recovery networks, recovery community organizations, and other recovery community partners

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

Special consideration for funding will be given to applicants proposing projects that meet the needs of rural and underserved communities greatly impacted by SUD and COD.


Eligible applicants are recovery community organizations (RCOs), defined as independent, non-profit organizations wholly or principally governed by people in recovery from SUD and/or COD who reflect the community being served.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $6,000,000

A cash or in-kind matching contribution of no less than $15 for each $85 of federal funds received is required.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Alcohol use · Community engagement and volunteerism · Families · Human services · Illicit drug use · Networking and collaboration · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse

Organizations (2)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, view details

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