Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, & Employment (CITEE)
Wisconsin Recovery Home Trainings

Wisconsin Residential Recovery Trainings

Program Description and Timeline

Recovery residences play an important role for individuals on their paths to recovery and wellness. The UW-Whitewater Center of Inclusive Transition, Education, and Employment (CITEE) in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is offering free web-based training on best practices for operating recovery residences. The training is available to anyone and is guided by the National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR) 3.0 Standards and the Wisconsin Association of Sober Housing (WASH). The Residential Recovery Training supports learning the quality standards training program offered by the NARR 3.0 Standards training through WASH.

Recovery Residences are defined by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a home-like, residential environments that promote healthy recovery from a substance use disorder and support persons recovering from a substance use disorder through the use of peer recovery support.

Applications are open and have been extended to June 1, 2023. Support is available up to $4,000.


Who would be a good applicant and what does the support entail?

  • Recovery residences, as defined by SAMHSA, that are interested in quality policies and procedures. Becoming WASH certified is not a requirement for support and is an optional activity of applicants. The NARR 3.0 Standards training would be good preparation for WASH certification if that is of interest.
  • The house manager or lead has an interest in training and will be responsible for taking the pre and post survey assessments and for completing the NARR 3.0 Standards training. Support will be paid to the organization and not the individual house manager.

Eligibility for the Residential Recovery Training support:

  1. Currently operating a recovery residence and have a designated FEIN number OR
    1. If not currently operating a recovery residence, have set up the EIN number in preparation for operation and meet with a member of WASH about starting a recovery residence.
  2. The physical location of the recovery residence is within Wisconsin.
  3. Complete a pre-survey assessment
  4. Complete all trainings in the NARR 3.0 Standards online course.
  5. Complete the post-survey assessment of the training standards and provide feedback. 

  • Selection: We have extended the application opening to  June 1 , 2023. Support will be offered based on order of applications received and those meeting eligibility requirements. Priority will be given to entities serving pregnant women, black, indigenous, or people of color or LGBTQIA+ populations if more applications are received than support available.
  • Notification and Required Activities: UW-Whitewater CITEE will notify applicants via email. This email will contain the support amount, necessary financial paperwork, and activities required to be completed by June 15, 2023.

Required Steps:

  • Complete the online application for the RRT support located here:

  • The application includes questions and steps to:
    • Verify your status as a current recovery residence or potential recovery residence
    • Complete the pre-assessment training survey before starting the online NARR 3.0 Standards training
    • Then complete activities related to the NARR 3.0 Standards training
  • Once you receive the notification email you will be asked to complete a funding agreement and W-9.
  • After completing the online NARR 3.0 Standards training, complete the post-assessment training survey including providing feedback before June 15, 2023.
  • Step-by-step guide to completing the application through SMApply

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Residential Recovery Timeline

Application opens

April 3, 2023

Application deadline

Extended to June 1, 2023


June 1, 2023 or before

Deadline for applicant to complete activities and submit required paperwork for support

Extended deadline to June 15, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, upon first login you will create an account to log into the application in future sessions. Please note you should not submit the application until you have completed the full application. Once you submit your application you will not be able to access it again.

Applications are due by June 1, 2023 or earlier. Once you have submitted your application and completed the pre-survey assessment, you may begin the NARR 3.0 Standards training.

Notifications will begin April 2023. If you were not notified, we would encourage applicants to apply in future program cycles or reach out to us at

Please see the Residential Recovery Training Program description and timeline. 

Please see the Residential Recovery Training Program description and timeline. 

Please see the Residential Recovery Training Program description and timeline. 

For technical assistance, please contact the UW-W CITEE email: 

No, at this time all applications need to be submitted online through the application portal.

The NARR 3.0 Standards training is available to those not interested in the funding. Please contact us at to request information on how to access the training.

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Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, & Employment (CITEE)
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1260 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190


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