Building Communities of Recovery


This program helps the recovery community increase the prevalence and quality of long-term substance abuse and addiction recovery support.

Eligible uses of funds include:

  • building connections between recovery community organizations and other recovery support services and networks
  • campaigns to reduce the stigma associated with drug/alcohol addiction
  • public education and outreach on issues relating to drug/alcohol addiction and recovery

Recovery community organizations (RCOs). RCOs are independent nonprofits led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery. To ensure that recovery communities are fully represented, only organizations controlled and managed by members of the addiction recovery community are eligible to apply.

Role In Creative Placemaking

The program could be used to provide culturally relevant treatment options for specific populations, or to implement creative strategies to integrate the recovery community with surrounding community.


The matching funds must not be less than $15 for each $85 of federal funds provided in all years of the grant.


One Community, One Family – Batesville, IN

Chicago Recovering Communities Coalition – Chicago, IL

Role in Creative Placemaking

This section represents our attempt to capture how this specific funding opportunity might fit into a placemaking initiative.


Who can apply? Eligibility is often limited, but in partnership with other entities you may identify an access point, such as subgrant opportunities. This information can help you determine which potential partners in your community might be able to access the funds.

Previous Projects/Grantees

These examples show how these funds have been used for creative or placemaking endeavors in the past, the types of organizations that have successfully accessed the funds and/or the types of activities for which the funds can be used.

Max Award

Maximum funding amounts can vary from year to year. We have provided the most recent information available. Where available, we also include a median or a range in cases in which the maximum is not typical of an average award.

Match Requirement

Most federal programs require some form of cost sharing. This is expressed differently for different agencies and programs. Sometimes a direct 1:1 match is specified. Other times, the application will state the maximum percentage of a project cost that the funding award can cover. We include this information, where available, in order to give you a sense of what to expect when applying for a particular funding program.


Most federal funding programs will require financial and progress reports at least annually, along with a final report. We consider this to be a "moderate" compliance burden. Where a higher degree of data collection and reporting is indicated, we convey that information with a "substantial" rating.