IBX GRANTEE SCHOOLS
In 2020, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and the Association of Recovery in Higher Education partnered to expand CRPs in Southeast Pennsylvania. Through 2022, the Foundation has committed $1 million in supporting the establishment and expansion of collegiate recovery programs in the Southeast Pennsylvania region. Over half of that funding has gone directly to schools in the region, resulting in the establishment or expansion of recovery support services at 14 institutions of higher education (as of December 2022). As a result of this investment in their community, Pennsylvania is now the fastest growing state for collegiate recovery programs in the US.
Eligible schools may apply for up to $50,000 for the first year of the grant with the opportunity to apply for a second year at up to $25,000 with matching funds from the institution.
ARHE provides direct technical assistance (TA) to each of the institutions from start to finish, including assistance with the grant application. Each school is assigned a team of knowledgeable and seasoned CRP Staff who have experience with building a CRP. That team works directly with the staff and students at the grantee institutions to both assist with the grant application process and to assist with implementation of the grant objectives. This direct technical assistance aims to help these programs create sustainable communities on their campuses.