About the NMFP-AC

The Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors (NITT-MFP-AC) for Master’s Level students is a federally funded program administered by NAADAC in conjunction with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). The NMFP-AC will increase the number of culturally-competent Master’s Level addiction counselors available to serve underserved and minority populations, and transition age youth (ages 16-25) by providing tuition stipends, training, professional guidance, and mentoring to students enrolled either in an addictions counseling Master’s program or a Master’s program with a concentration in addictions counseling from an accredited institution.

Message from the Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy

I am pleased to announce Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors (NITT-MFP-AC) for Master’s Level students. NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, has worked over the past two decades to create strong relationships with stakeholders and other resources to help address the need to increase and improve the ability of the addictions workforce serving racially and ethnically diverse populations and transition age youth (ages 16-25), including spending the last eight years working with partner organizations to advocate for expansion of SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) to include funding for addiction counselors. We have always envisioned addiction counselors receiving parity with other disciplines, who have received these MFP funds for many years. As we launch the first year of the NMFP-AC , I would like to thank all of our many partners who worked with NAADAC to promote the funding of this program and thank SAMHSA for this award. This program will be a great opportunity for qualified students who have a strong ambition to complete their masters in addiction/substance use disorder counseling.

I look forward to working with our partners and our new NFMP-AC Fellows!