Investments Supporting Partnerships in Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE)

Federal Funding Agency:

Appalachian Regional Commission

Applicant Eligibility:

Local development districts (LDDs), Indian tribes or a consortium of Indian tribes, States, counties, cities, or other political subdivisions 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:

Letters of Intent (LOI) are due February 21, 2023.
The deadline for final applications is March 17, 2023.

Funding Amount:

Implementation grants up to $500,000 and planning grants up to $50,000.

Agency Solicitation:

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, and more. Successful INSPIRE grant applications will demonstrate the potential for individuals in recovery to obtain and maintain stable employment, with a focus on contributing to and expanding a strong recovery ecosystem of support services and training opportunities that lead to successful entry and re-entry into the workforce. Proposals may also include expanded community- and partnership-based approaches to establish stronger coordination among recovery and training services, as well as strategies to integrate plans with existing state and regional economic development activities.