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INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative

Open Date:


Close Date:

3/24/2022. Letters of Intent due 3/3/22. Pre-application workshop for applicants on 2/24/2022.

Upcoming Milestones:

Letter of intent due March 3, 2022

Grant proposal due March 24, 2022

Awards announced August 1, 2022

INSPIRE 2022 Pre-Application Workshop

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

Education and Workforce Development

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

Appalachian Regional Commission


The Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative makes available federal resources to help communities address the substance use crisis by creating or expanding a recovery ecosystem that will lead to workforce entry or re-entry, with activities that include investments in healthcare networks that support substance use recovery professionals, recovery-focused job training programs, as well as those designed to coordinate, or link, recovery services and training that support the recovery ecosystem. Workforce development is focused on re-entry into the workforce of individuals in substance abuse recovery.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
$500,000 (implementation); $50,000 (planning)
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

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