Investments Supporting Partnerships in Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative

Federal Funding Agency:

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

Applicant Eligibility:

Local development districts, Indian tribes or a consortium of Indian tribes, states, counties, cities, or other political subdivision of a state, including a special purpose unit of a state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions, institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education, public or private nonprofit organizations or associations.

Due Date:

Grant proposal due: March 24, 2022

Funding Amount:

Up to $500,000

Agency Solicitation:


Additional Notes:

The Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative is a $10 million initiative addressing the substance use disorder crisis by creating or expanding a recovery ecosystem that will lead to workforce entry or re-entry. Successful projects will support the post-treatment to employment continuum, which could include investments in healthcare networks that support substance use disorder recovery professionals, recovery-focused job training programs, as well as initiatives designed to coordinate, or link, recovery services and training that support the recovery ecosystem, among others.

Application portal opens: February 7, 2022
Pre-application workshop: February 24, 2022
Letter of intent due: March 3, 2022
Grant proposal due: March 24, 2022