Important message to Peer-run organizations from SAMHSA

January 09, 2013

Please find a letter, located here, announcing the opportunity to apply for a contract sub-award under SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) initiative.

The 2013 BRSS TACS State Peer Awards for Health Reform Education will enable peer-run organizations/recovery community organizations form networks dedicated to increasing awareness about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) programs and the services offered through the Affordable Insurance Exchanges and Medicaid.  These networks will also prepare to respond to eligibility determination and enrollment needs by developing outreach and enrollment assistance strategies. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity by submitting an application for your peer-run/recovery community organization.

Information about the BRSS TACS State Peer Awards for Health Reform Education application, expectations of awardees, and activities, may be found at the following address –

Questions about the Request for Application (RFA) must be submitted by February 24, 2012,to Rebecca Stouff, by electronic mail to, or by U.S. mail to Rebecca Stouff, Center for Social Innovation, 200 Reservoir Street, Suite 202, Needham, MA 02494. 

Questions about BRSS TACS may be directed to the SAMHSA Project Officer, Catherine Nugent, at or 240-276-1577.

Thanks to Fran Purdy of the National Federation for sharing this with the Network

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