Peer Workforce Investment

The Peer Workforce Investment (PWI) Request for Applications (RFA) was released on June 3, 2021, to expand behavioral health peer-run programs. Grants will be awarded to:

  • Expand peer-run behavioral health program staffing and capacity to assist people;
  • Elevate the profile of behavioral health peer-run programs with other entities in their communities and statewide through outreach and collaboration;
  • Enhance the quality of peer-run programming statewide through education, training, and improved monitoring and supervision; and
  • Empower peer-run programs to realize their full potential, including through strategic planning, and management support.

This RFA is part of the California Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS’) Behavioral Health Workforce Development Project to expand, elevate, enhance, and empower behavioral health peer-run programs in every California community. DHCS has contracted with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) to implement this project.

Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on July 2, 2021.