January 26, 2023
USDA shares funding opportunity from the Appalachian Regional Commission
USDA is pleased to share this funding announcement from the Appalachian Regional Commission.
On January 17, 2023 the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its Investments Supporting Partnerships in Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) initiative. The grant program addresses the region’s substance use disorder (SUD) crisis with investments up to $13 million for the creation and expansion of a SUD recovery ecosystem that helps facilitate entry and re-entry.
Awards issued through the INSPIRE Initiative will support a wide variety of projects on the post-treatment to employment continuum including:
- Investments in healthcare networks to better meet the needs of SUD recovery professionals
- Recovery-focused job and workforce training programs
- Expanded recovery support networks
- Training and certification of recovery specialists
Letters of Intent (LOI) for implementation grants up to $500,000 and planning grants up to $50,000 under INSPIRE are due February 21, 2023. The deadline for final applications is March 17, 2023. Award announcements are anticipated to be made in September 2023.
For more information on this initiative and how to apply, please visit the ARC’s website.