10% Set-Aside and Billions dedicated for Recovery
Our hearts are elated. Our eyes filled with tears of joy. Today, The President introduced the FY 2022 Budget, which includes – for the first time in history – a 10% set-aside for recovery support services.
- $1.7 billion increase – Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Block Grant = $3.5 billion total
- $750 million increase – State Opioid Response Grant (SORG) = $2.25 billion total
- $500 million increase – Peer Support Technical Assistance Center = $1.5 billion total
- $10 million increase – Building Communities of Recovery = $20 million total
“[The budget includes] … a new 10 percent set aside within the SABG for recovery support services in order to significantly expand the continuum of care both upstream and downstream. This new set-aside will support the development of local recovery community support institutions (i.e. recovery community centers, recovery homes, recovery schools, recovery institutions, recovery ministries; develop strategies and education campaigns, trainings, and events to reduce addiction/recovery-related stigma and discrimination at the local level; provide addiction treatment and recovery resources and support system navigation; make accessible peer recovery support services that support diverse populations and are inclusive of all pathways of recovery; and collaborate and coordinate with local private and non-profit clinical health care provides, the faith community, city, county. state, and federal public health agencies and criminal justice response efforts”.
The Recovery Community will make significant strides with this new funding. Our work begins advocating for its enactment. Stay tuned for additional updates as new information becomes available.