42 U.S. Code § 290ee–2 - Building communities of recovery

§ 290ee–2.
Building communities of recovery
(a) DefinitionIn this section, the term “recovery community organization” means an independent nonprofit organization that—
mobilizes resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from substance use disorders; and
is wholly or principally governed by people in recovery for substance use disorders who reflect the community served.
(b) Grants authorized

The Secretary shall award grants to recovery community organizations to enable such organizations to develop, expand, and enhance recovery services.

(c) Federal share

The Federal share of the costs of a program funded by a grant under this section may not exceed 50 percent.

(d) Use of fundsGrants awarded under subsection (b)—
shall be used to develop, expand, and enhance community and statewide recovery support services; and
(2) may be used to—
(A) build connections between recovery networks, between recovery community organizations, and with other recovery support services, including—
behavioral health providers;
primary care providers and physicians;
the criminal justice system;
housing services;
child welfare agencies; and
other recovery support services that facilitate recovery from substance use disorders;
reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders; and
(C) conduct outreach on issues relating to substance use disorders and recovery, including—
identifying the signs of addiction;
the resources available to individuals struggling with addiction and to families with a family member struggling with, or being treated for, addiction, including programs that mentor and provide support services to children;
the resources available to help support individuals in recovery; and
related medical outcomes of substance use disorders, the potential of acquiring an infectious disease from intravenous drug use, and neonatal abstinence syndrome among infants exposed to opioids during pregnancy.
(e) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2017 through 2021.

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title V, § 547, as added Pub. L. 114–198, title III, § 302, July 22, 2016, 130 Stat. 719.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 290ee–2, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title V, § 547, formerly Pub. L. 92–255, title IV, § 407, Mar. 21, 1972, 86 Stat. 78, as amended Pub. L. 94–237, § 6(a), Mar. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 244; Pub. L. 94–581, title I, § 111(c)(2), Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2852; renumbered § 526 of act July 1, 1944, Apr. 26, 1983. Pub. L. 98–24, § 2(b)(16)(B), 97 Stat. 182; renumbered § 547, July 22, 1987, Pub. L. 100–77, title VI, § 611(2), 101 Stat. 516, which related to admission of drug abusers to private and public hospitals, was omitted in the general revision of this part by Pub. L. 102–321.


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