In late 2021 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provided the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence (PR CoE) with supplemental funding for a special project to identify and recommend best practices and strategies to optimize funding for high-quality and effective recovery support services. The PR CoE's two-pronged approach for this project involved an assessment of the opportunities and barriers experienced by organizations in the ecosystem of recovery in accessing government funding as well as a deep-dive analysis of how states are administering funds to support recovery services. Both parts of the project were conducted in collaboration with a panel of subject matter experts, which included former government officials, policymakers, recovery community leaders, and many individuals with lived experience in recovery.
Volume 1 of this report reviews the methods, findings, and recommendations from a national assessment of the challenges and successes experienced by organizations in the ecosystem of recovery in securing sustainable funding.
Volume 2 of this report reviews the methods, findings, and recommendations from the analysis of how states allocate funding to organizations for recovery support services (RSS).
To find out more about this project, visit our Optimizing Recovery Funding page.
Funding for this initiative was made possible by grant no. 1H79TI083022 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.