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Funding Opportunities

The Indian Healthcare system budget is primarily financed from a blend appropriated dollars from Congress and third party collections. The Tribes interact with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to establish program priorities and budget recommendations through the annual budget formulation process. This ensures that the IHS budget reflects the changing health care needs of American Indian and Alaska Native people and communities.

The Federal grant process is another way for tribes to increase available funding to expand services to meet additional community needs surrounding opioid use prevention, treatment, and recovery. The Health and Human Services and its various agencies has released information surrounding upcoming funding opportunities in 2018. Below is a summary of available competitive grant opportunities.

Please note that the process for registering for federal grants Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  can take up to 30 days to complete.

Building Communities of Recovery Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Application Due Date: Monday, February 15, 2021

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Building Communities of Recovery Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  (Short Title: BCOR). The purpose of this program is 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. These grants are intended to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of, recovery support services (RSS) as well as promotion of, and education about recovery. Programs will be principally governed by people in recovery from substance abuse and addiction who reflect the community being served.


The statute limits eligibility for this program to RCOs that are domestic private nonprofit entities in states, territories, or tribes. RCOs are independent, non-profit organizations led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery. To ensure that recovery communities are fully represented, only organizations controlled and managed by members of the addiction recovery community are eligible to apply. Grant recipients that received their initial funding award under the Building Communities of Recovery FOA (TI-19-003) in FY 2019 and 2020 are not eligible to apply.

Note: Special consideration for funding will be given to rural applicants, including applicants serving areas with an age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths that is above the national average and areas with a shortage of prevention and treatment services.

Award Information

  • Funding Mechanism: Grant
  • Anticipated Total Available Funding: $5,881,000
  • Anticipated Number of Awards: 29
  • Anticipated Award Amount: $200,000 per year
  • Length of Project: Up to 3 years
  • Cost Sharing/Match Required? Yes

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $200,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Contact Information

Program Issues

Enid Osborne, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Phone: 240-276-1624

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Corey Sullivan, Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Phone: 240-276-1213