The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) announced the availability of more than $4 million in grant funding for the establishment of regional recovery hubs to enhance recovery supports and promote recovery within communities across Pennsylvania.

“The creation of these regional recovery hubs furthers DDAP’s commitment to supporting an individual’s recovery journey,” said DDAP Secretary Jen Smith. “By establishing this hub and spoke model, each of the regional recovery hubs will be able to work in partnership with recovery community leaders to conduct ongoing needs assessment through surveys and focus groups and provide technical assistance to organizations providing recovery supports that will enhance and promote recovery within each particular region.”

The nine regional recovery hubs throughout Pennsylvania will be designed to work to embed, expand, and promote a Recovery-Oriented System of Care in each region using a hub and spoke model. Each regional “hub” will support community-driven services that will serve as “spokes.” Each hub will provide technical assistance and collaborate with a variety of community entities, sectors, and systems to enhance a recovery-supportive community and facilitate recovery support service delivery.

Grants up to $500,000 each will be awarded for a 15-month period beginning July 1, 2023 through Sept. 29, 2024 and awarded to nine eligible applicants from regions across Pennsylvania, including Potter County in Region 8.

To be eligible, applicants must:

Be a nonprofit organization or governmental entity;

Have a physical location within the region they are applying;

Demonstrate the ability to meet the deliverables of this grant separate and distinct from the clinical treatment services offered if they are a DDAP-licensed treatment provider who are a nonprofit organization.

Completed applications must be submitted via email to RA-DAGrantsMgmt@pa.gov by noon on Friday, Feb. 24. Information on the grants and the application process can be found on the DDAP website or directed to RA-DAGrantsMgmt@pa.gov.

For more information about the work the Wolf Administration is doing to combat the addiction crisis, visit ddap.pa.gov.

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