Funding Opportunity for Licensed Facilities to Increase MAT Services

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, is announcing a second round of funding to improve access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services within nonprofit DHCS-licensed substance use disorder (SUD) facilities. The 18-month contract for each funded residential facility will be between $250,000 to $550,000.

The effort is a collaborative learning opportunity for facilities to implement best practices. Funding will support recruitment, mentorship, training, and other costs associated with increasing provider knowledge and ability with delivering MAT. Applicants may apply for one of two tracks:

Track One: Initiating MAT Services

This track is for residential SUD facilities with a DHCS license that includes Incidental Medical Services (IMS), and those that intend to apply for or will receive IMS certification within six (6) months of the project start date. Track one will fund organizations that do not currently have a MAT prescriber onsite or do not offer MAT services onsite.

Track Two: Expanding Existing MAT Services

This track is for residential SUD facilities with a DHCS license that includes IMS certification and that has a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Schedule III Provider onsite. Track two is for organizations that want to increase the expertise of current providers and expand MAT services.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a residential SUD facility licensed by DHCS located in the state of California.
  • Be a nonprofit, DHCS-licensed and adult or youth residential SUD facility.
  • Have received IMS approval or a commitment to receive the IMS approval within six months of project start date.

Grant Award Amount

  • Between $250,000 and $550,000, dependent on facility size, for each funded nonprofit.

Deadlines for Applications

  • Applications are due by Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 1 p.m. PST
  • You can access the RFA and online application here.

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