Iowa State Laws, Policies and Funding
RH terminology used by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)
SSA – none/unknown
Accreditation, Certification, and State Licensing Requirement: No state requirement.
RH Law(s): None/unknown
RH Legislation: None/unknown
SABG Program: The “Planned Priority Areas” documents for your state’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) program and Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) program do not specifically mention recovery housing as a priority, nor do they list recovery support services as an allowable activity. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through these grant programs, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting https://idph.iowa.gov/substance-abuse
SOR Program: Your state’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has previously funded recovery activities using State Opioid Response (SOR) funds. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through this grant program, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting https://idph.iowa.gov/substance-abuse
Medicaid Funding: Nothing in the state Medicaid plan suggests direct support for RH, however, certain covered activities could evolve to be provided in RH settings include counseling, case management, skill development, and peer support.
Housing Assistance Funding: https://www.iowafinance.com/
Fred Maytag Family Foundation
The Fred Maytag Family Foundation was initially established in 1945 in Iowa, and is currently headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Foundation’s assets come from the Maytag Company, a home appliance company founded in 1893 by Frederick Louis Maytag.
Regions: The Fred Maytag Family Foundation primarily serves the state of Iowa, including rural counties. The Foundation also directs limited grantmaking to organizations in other states.
Issues Supported: Key areas of focus include health, education, social services, and services for disabled individuals.
Grant Process and Application: The first step is to contact the Foundation regarding application steps. There are usually no application deadlines. Contact the Foundation by phone at 415-673-3733 for more information.
Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, the Fred Maytag Family Foundation provided grants in the amount of $4.3 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Clearview Recovery is a grantee located in Prairie City, Iowa, in rural Jasper County. Clearview offers addiction services and sober living facilities.
Good Neighbor Fund Okoboji Spirit Lake Territory
The Good Neighbor Fund Okoboji Spirit Lake Territory was founded in 1971 and is located in Spirit Lake, Iowa, in rural Dickinson County.
Regions: Rural Iowa counties including Dickinson and Clay are the key areas of focus. Limited grant-making is allocated towards North Carolina.
Issues Supported: The Good Neighbor Fund funds projects supporting health and human services, with a particular focus on addiction services, family services, homeless services, and mental health care.
Grant Process and Application: Grant cycles occur on an annual basis. Find out more information about the grant process by contacting the fund at 712-336-5257.
Grant-Making Per Year: In FY 2020, the Good Neighbor Fund Okoboji Spirit Lake Territory provided grants in the amount of $88,150.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Discovery House is a grantee located in Spirit Lake, Iowa, in rural Dickinson County. The Discovery House offers supportive housing to help individuals struggling with substance use disorders to remain sober and reintegrate into society.
Iowa Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in Iowa
- $174 million
- 50% to Iowa Abatement Fund
- 50% to local governments
- Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
- Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
- Funds were expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022
- Not established
Spending So Far
- Attorney General Tom Miller, 515-281-5164, firstname.lastname@example.org (include full name, mailing address, phone number)
- Bill Peterson, email@example.com
- Kristi Harshbarger, firstname.lastname@example.org
How About Your County?
To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.
Need More Info?
A year in the making by a staff of ten, the Fletcher Group’s 82-page Recovery Housing Landscape Report provides an in-depth overview of the most recent laws, policies, and funding affecting recovery housing. You’ll find sections devoted to state laws, SAMHSA funding, Medicaid, corrections, and housing assistance plus numerous links to valuable resources and official documents. To see the complete downloadable report, click the image to the left.
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