Funding for B.C. Treatment & Recovery Service Operators

July 31, 2020. Article by: Government of B.C.

In the midst of dual public health emergencies – the overdose crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic – people are losing their lives at an overwhelming rate to overdose.

More than ever, people who use substances must be able to access treatment and recovery services, if and when they need them.

Treatment and recovery services play an essential role in providing care for many people who want to stop using drugs or stay safer when using substances. These services help save lives.

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions has two grant funding opportunities available to support licensed and registered treatment and recovery services across B.C.:

  1. The COVID-19 Support Grant Program provides up to $45,000 per grant, available for operators who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. The closing date for these grant applications has been extended to September 18, 2020.
  2. Treatment and Recovery Beds Expansion Grant Funding is available to licensed or registered not-for-profit or private service providers who provide high-quality, evidence-informed bed-based treatment and recovery services. The funding aims to help expand access to treatment and recovery beds over a 3-year period (from 2021-2024). Service providers that are able to address current gaps in care, including rural and remote communities and those with a small population, are particularly encouraged to apply. Apply here – applications accepted until October 7, 2020.