What is Access To Recovery?

Access to Recovery (ATR) is a three year grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. ATR is a presidential initiative which provides vouchers to clients for the purchase of recovery support services. The goals of the program are to reduce barriers to recovery, support client choice and increase the array of faith-based and community based providers. ATR - Iowa focuses on serving individuals in recovery from substance abuse.

ATR Announcements and Updates:

  • The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Access to Recovery (ATR) project are pleased to announce that Iowa has been selected as an ATR 4 grant recipient.
  • For a comprehensive overview of the ATR project, the ATR 4 Provider Manual PDF is now available. In addition to the manual, the ATR staff have created a Services Crosswalk PDF to explain the differences between the previous grant and the new ATR 4 project.
  • The enrollment period for new ATR 4 providers has ended. IDPH will consider adding providers to the network during future enrollment periods if a need is determined and funding is available.