OVC seeks to fund one lead organization that will—
- competitively select and fund subawards to recruit, train, and deploy paid peer recovery coaches who will assist a family member’s or caregiver’s recovery from substance misuse to support the well-being of youth who have experienced victimization as a result of the drug use;
- provide technical assistance to the selected subawardees; and
- assist in the development of a peer recovery coach paraprofessional program.
Peer recovery coaches have lived experience with recovery, child welfare, and other systems.
The peer recovery coaches will provide coaching to family members or caregivers who have substance use disorders with the goal of supporting positive outcomes for children, youth, and the entire family, including grandparents, in order to reduce the cycles of abuse, neglect, and violence that can affect those impacted by substance use and misuse.
OVC expects to make one award of up to $4 million to one lead entity to develop and manage a subaward program. The award will be for a 36-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2023.
During a pre-application webinar on May 4, 2023, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question-and-answer session with interested potential applicants.
Number of Awards: 1
Total Amount Awarded: $3,999,998