The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with The Center, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to improve access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services within nonprofit DHCS-licensed substance use disorder (SUD) facilities.
Funding will support recruitment, mentorship, training and other associated costs to increase provider knowledge and comfort with delivering MAT. The effort is a collaborative learning opportunity for facilities to implement best practices. Applicants may apply for one of three tracks:
Track One: Initiating MAT Services
This track is for DHCS-licensed residential SUD facilities that have Incidental Medical Services (IMS) certification or will receive IMS certification within six months of the project start date, but do not currently have a MAT prescriber on site or do not offer MAT services on site.
Track Two: Expanding Existing MAT Services
This track is for DHCS-licensed residential SUD facilities with IMS certification that already have Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Schedule III Prescriber(s) onsite and want to increase the expertise of the current MAT prescribers and expand services.
Track Three: Centers of Excellence
This track is for DHCS-licensed residential SUD facilities with IMS certification that already have DEA Schedule III prescriber(s) onsite and can act as a Center of Excellence by offering technical assistance and mentorship to other DHCS-licensed residential SUD facilities.
Applications are due by Wednesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. PT.
- Request for Applications (.pdf)
- RFA Overview Webinar Recording (YouTube.com)
- RFA Overview Webinar Presentation Slides (.pdf)
- Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf)
The Center will assist DHCS with the administration of these funds. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.