Recovery Innovation Challenge
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is announcing its first-ever behavioral health Recovery Innovation Challenge.
The goal of this challenge is to identify innovations developed by peer-run or community-based organizations, and entities that may partner with them—such as local or state governments, health systems, hospitals, or health plans—that advance recovery.
SAMHSA defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.
The Challenge opened May 18, 2022, and the deadline for submission is July 15, 2022. The purse prize is up to $400,000. The competition will offer up to 10 awards, depending on the judges’ overall scores, with winners announced in October.
Timeline of Events:Deadline for Submission: July 15, 2022
Judging Period: July 15–August 5, 2022
Finalists Announced: August 6, 2022
Finalist Presentations: September 2–9, 2022
Award Announcement: October 2022