To: Community Based Organizations, Recovery Support Programs and Peer-Run Organizations
From: Steven J. Allen, Behavioral Health Director
Subject: Funding to increase community supports, recovery supports, and peer-delivered services related to behavioral health impacts of COVID-19 pandemic
The Oregon Health Authority is pleased to announce the availability of funds for one-time investments in community-based supports, recovery supports, and peer-delivered services to increase or enhance capacity to address behavioral health needs or mitigate the risk of relapse or continued misuse related to isolation and other stressors caused by COVID-19.
- Eligible peer-run or recovery support programs and community-based organizations serving adults, young adults and children who are seeking behavioral health support or recovery from substance use or gambling disorders may apply.
- These funds are made available from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and may only be used to directly respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
- Funding awards will prioritize programs that serve individuals and groups experiencing inequities in access to health care resources who are tribal communities and communities of color, including Black, Indigenous and other People of Color, Veterans/military service members, and/or older adults.
To learn more, please read the announcement from OHA.