The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced funding availability totaling $100,000 to expand the statewide capacity of recovery resources for adults in educational environments through Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs).
CRPs are college or university-provided, supportive environments within the campus culture that reinforce the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. CRPs are designed to provide educational opportunities alongside recovery support to ensure that students become healthy, productive members of society.
“Governor Jim Justice supports the premise that education opens the door to a better future and many who have struggles with substance use disorder need additional support services,” said Susie Mullens, Interim Director of DHHR’s Office of Drug Control Policy. “CRPs provide an opportunity for students to have a supportive group of peers who embrace the same goals and experience similar challenges in what can be a difficult environment.”
DHHR’s Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities is soliciting applications from institutions of higher education. Proposals must be submitted by June 8, 2018. Proposal details and requirements are available online: dhhr.wv.gov/bhhf/afa.
Funding will be awarded based on accepted proposals that meet all required criteria.