SAMHSA Offers Grants for Peer-Run Organizations/Recovery Communities, March 11 Webinar



Dear Peer-Run/Recovery Community Organization:

Please find a letter, located here, announcing the opportunity to apply for a subcontract award under SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) initiative.

The BRSS TACS Peer-Run Organization/Recovery Community Organization Awards will support peer-run organizations/recovery community organizations to:

(1) develop/adapt and disseminate information to promote best practices and emerging practices in peer-driven recovery support for people in recovery from mental health and/or substance use conditions; or

(2) provide training and educational activities; or

(3) plan/develop infrastructure to establish peer-delivered recovery supports. By supporting peer-run organizations/recovery community organizations in these activities, these subcontract awards will increase the capacity of peer providers and traditional treatment programs to adopt services designed, delivered, and promoted by people in recovery.

All necessary information to apply for an award is included in the Request for Applications located here. We hope you will consider applying.


An informational webinar about the BRSS TACS award will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET. To register, click here.


Questions about the Request for Application (RFA) must be submitted to Rebecca Stouff, by electronic mail to, or by U.S. mail to Rebecca Stouff, Center for Social Innovation, 200 Reservoir Street, Suite 202, Needham, MA 02494.

Questions about BRSS TACS may be directed to the SAMHSA Project Officer, Catherine Nugent, at

Thank you for your attention to the Peer-Run Organization/Recovery Community Organization Awards and for your ongoing efforts to promote recovery for individuals and families throughout the United States.



Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W.


Center for Mental Health Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

1 Choke Cherry Road

Rockville, MD 20857