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Appalachian Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative

Sponsor
Appalachian Regional Commission
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 16, 2020
Application: Nov 13, 2020
Contact
Purpose

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) INSPIRE Initiative provides funding to assist in moving individuals from substance abuse treatment to recovery to employment, with a focus on support services that enable and support individual successful entry or reentry into the workforce.

Successful applications will address all the following priorities:

  1. Provide training, job placement, and/or support activities to individuals affected by substance use disorder (SUD)
  2. Create or expand linkages between workforce development organizations, training providers, organizations who provide post-SUD treatment wraparound services, businesses, and other partners to assist people in recovery with maintaining their recovery as they enter or reenter the workforce
  3. Develop and expand industry partnerships that build and sustain the applicant's organizational capacity, leverage available resources, and establish community-based approaches for addressing workforce challenges and industry needs as they pertain to workforce entry and reentry
  4. Deliver support services to assist employers and industry in meeting workforce challenges to support the recovery ecosystem
  5. Develop and implement plans for strengthening partnerships/coalitions/consortia with the addition of new partners
  6. Identify and assess community needs, including the need for direct recovery services, an analysis of a community's capacity to support the provision of services, and input from those in recovery on service delivery
  7. Align and integrate plans, programmatic activities, and strategies with existing state, regional, or community economic development strategies
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • Local development districts
  • Tribes or a consortium of Tribes
  • States, counties, cities, or other political subdivision of a state, including a special purpose unit of a state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions
  • Institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education
  • Public or private nonprofit organizations or associations

Projects must serve and benefit a portion of the Appalachian region.

Geographic coverage
Available in specific counties in 13 states.
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: Implementation grants up to $500,000 and planning grants up to $50,000
Project period: 3 years for implementation grants and up to 18 months for planning grants

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

Applicants are required to email a letter of intent to SUD@arc.gov by October 16, 2020. The deadline to email the full application is November 13, 2020.

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Appalachia · Community and economic development · Employment and unemployment · Human services · Illicit drug use · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse · Alabama · Georgia · Kentucky · Maryland · Mississippi · New York · North Carolina · Ohio · Pennsylvania · South Carolina · Tennessee · Virginia · West Virginia



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