The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSAs) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) established the Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) in federal fiscal year 2003 with the award of 10 grants of up to $325,000 annually to two types of organizations. Five awards were made to recovery community organizations, which are staffed and led primarily by persons in recovery and their family members. These organizations provide peer-to-peer recovery support services. The remaining five awards were made to facilitating organizations to assist recovery groups in forming independent recovery community organizations.

The 2003 cohort of RCSP grantees focused their efforts on engaging and serving a variety of target populations, including adolescents, women, persons with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, persons with AIDS, African ...

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