New Mexico State Laws, Policies and Funding
RH terminology used by the New Mexico Human Services Department (NMHSD) Substance Abuse Transitional Housing “Substance Abuse Transitional Housing provides funding to support statewide Oxford House, Inc., Outreach Workers (2 full-time employees) and associated costs for the development and maintenance of Oxford Houses in New Mexico. Oxford House™ is a concept of self-run, self-supported housing for individuals recovering from substance use disorder and provides the time, peer support, and structured living environment to achieve the behavior change necessary for long-term recovery. There are currently multiple houses for men and women in Las Cruces and Albuquerque.”
Accreditation, Certification, and State Licensing Requirement: No state requirement.
RH Law(s): 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 http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/
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 http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/
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 case management, counseling, daily living skills, and peer support.
Housing Assistance Funding: https://housingnm.org/
New Mexico Funders
Con Alma Health Foundation
The Con Alma Health Foundation is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Foundation was established in 2001 with the assets from the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. The Con Alma Foundation’s mission is to support the health of New Mexico’s communities.
Regions: The Foundation serves all of New Mexico, with a focus on rural and underserved communities.
Issues Supported: The area receiving the most Foundation dollars is health, followed by human services and education. The Foundation strives to fund projects that reduce health disparities, improve health care access, and support education. Specific issue areas include community improvement, food security, legal services, mental health care, and youth development.
Grant Process and Application: The grant application cycle occurs on an annual basis, and deadlines are usually in March and April. You can find out more information about the grant-making process on the Foundation’s website.
Grant-Making Per Year: Since its establishment, the Con Alma Foundation has provided over $14 million in grants for New Mexico nonprofits. In 2018, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $432,500.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Santa Fe Recovery Center is a grantee based in Santa Fe that supports varying stages of recovery. Recovery housing is one of the services provided.
New Mexico Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in New Mexico
- $1.1 billion
- 17.5% to the state
- 20% in the Opioid Settlement Fund
- 62.5% to local governments
- Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
- Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
- Payments began in April 2022
- Not established
Spending So Far
- Opioid Settlement Fund Advisory Board
•Attorney General Letitia James contact form
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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