Peers Advancing Total Community Health (PATCH)

The April 1st–10th, 2024 application window is now closed. Notices will be emailed to applicants the week of May 6th, 2024. Please continue visiting this page for updated information related to the HRSA PATCH CPRC Scholarship.

ICAADA has been awarded a 3-year, $2.63 million dollar grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide training, credentialing, and access to Department of Labor approved apprenticeships to build the Certified Peer Recovery Coach (CPRC) workforce across Indiana.

In partnership with MHAI Stanley W. DeKemper Training Institute and Indiana Association of Peer Recovery Support Services (IAPRSS), the Peers Advancing Total Community Health (PATCH) program will expand the public health workforce in Indiana by training new, and existing, peer recovery coaches with specialized training. The program’s goal is to provide training so that participants will complete the required trainings and become newly credentialed Certified Peer Recovery Coaches (CPRC) through ICAADA.

Scholarship eligibility requirements: 
  • Personal lived experience of recovery from substance use for minimum one year
  • 18+ years old
  • Legal resident of Indiana
  • Have High School diploma or equivalent
  • HAVE NEVER completed the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, Recovery Support Fundamentals, or Peer Recovery Coach Ethics
  • Have availability to complete required field placement after completion of all classes and receiving certification.

Each scholarship recipient will complete courses through MHAI Stanley W. DeKemper Training Institute on the following topics:

  • Recovery Support Core Competencies
  • 5-day recovery support core competency course to educate on the role of recovery support.
  • Recovery Support Ethical Obligations
  • 2-day course to educate on the specific ethical responsibilities of a recovery support role.
  • HIV Education and Risk Reduction
  • 1-day course to educate on HIV risk reduction and other communicable diseases such as hepatitis.
  • Cultural Competency for Service Providers
  • 1-day cultural competency course to build skills related to providing empathic, supportive services

Upon completion of Certified Peer Recovery Coach (CPRC) required courses, the applicant will be eligible to apply, and obtain, the CPRC offered through ICAADA. The scholarship will cover the following cost related to credentialing:

  • ICAADA membership
  • CPRC credentialing fee
  • CPRC exam fee

Once a scholarship recipient completes the course work and CPRC credentialing, they will be eligible to complete a Department of Labor approved apprenticeship. 


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,623,600 with 0% funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.