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Alliance for Recovery Advocates (AFRA) Project


Title: Alliance for Recovery Advocates (AFRA) Project

Short title: AFRA Grant

Issued by:
State of Wisconsin
Department of Health Services
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery

Proposal Due Date & Time: March 26, 2010  4:00 PM CST 

Late Proposals Will Be Rejected

The Alliance for Recovery Advocates (AFRA) project is a statewide, consumer-driven, grassroots advocacy and support organization that includes people in the recovery community and allies of people in long term recovery. Its mission is to become a face and voice for recovery and advocate for positive changes by reducing stigma that affect persons seeking treatment for active addiction and equal rights to medical care, education, employment, and to organize those who desire to become a face and voice of recovery.

The AFRA project would expand the capacity of the recovery community and strengthen advocacy efforts by a) creating a statewide advocacy and advisory board called the Alliance for Recovery Advocates that would bring together men and women group members of diverse backgrounds, family members, supporters, significant others and allies, b) creating a self-sustaining, statewide consumer driven organization, and c) establishing and maintaining a strong affiliation with the National Faces & Voices of Recovery organization.

The Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services invites eligible organizations to submit proposals to create and deliver statewide recovery community organizing services. It is expected that a broad range of services will be made available to build and mobilize strong grassroots recovery organizations across the state and establish the means to communicate to these communities of recovery; educate professionals, policy makers and the general public about recovery-related matters; and build a better understanding of recovery from substance use disorders.

All documents pertaining to RFP #FHG1673-DMHSAS-SM

(Please note that all documents are in MS Word and PDF Formats.)

AFRA Grant, Request for Proposals Timeline

01/29/2010 Release Date of RFP
02/12/2010 AFRA Grant RFP Informational Meeting in Madison (see 4.2 for details)
02/26/2010 Optional Letter of Intent to Apply Due
03/26/2010 Due Date for Proposals
04/12/2010 Issue Intent to Award Notices
04/13/2010-04/19/2010 Public Inspection of Proposals (for one week, beginning the day after mailing the Award Notices) 04/19/2010 Letters of Intent to Protest are due
04/26/2010 Final date for Appeals (10 business days after Award Notices are postmarked)
05/01/2010 Contract Start Date

Revision History

No Revisions at this time

For further information regarding this RFP contact Susan Gadacz
Telephone: (608) 267-7704

Last Revised: July 12, 2010