About the
MAT Access Points Project

The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points Project is funding a network of organizations throughout California to address the opioid crisis.

It supports prevention, education, stigma reduction, treatment and recovery services for people with opioid use disorders and substance use disorders – and increasing access to MAT.

The MAT Access Points Project is part of the Department of Health Care Service’s MAT Expansion Project.
Find out more and see additional projects at CaliforniaMAT.org.

Projects and Funded Partners
Round 2 (2020 – 2022)

Northern California and Central Valley Recovery Housing Expansion Program

To provide recovery housing and peer support for individuals experiencing homelessness, or at-risk of experiencing homelessness, with an opioid use disorder and/or stimulant use disorder, or with a demonstrated history of opioid or stimulant misuse in order to facilitate continued engagement in treatment and related recovery support services.
Northern California and Central Valley Recovery Housing Expansion Program Awards (.pdf)

Stimulant Prevention and Treatment in Communities of Color

To support prevention and treatment programs addressing stimulant use in communities of color, particularly Black, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino, which have been disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs and have experienced substantial stimulant-related overdose deaths.
Stimulant Prevention and Treatment in Communities of Color Awards (.pdf)

Tribal and Urban Indian Community-Defined Best Practices

Supports the planning or implementation of community-defined best practices into substance use disorder services for Tribal and Urban Indian communities throughout the state.
Tribal and Urban Indian Community-Defined Best Practices Awards (.pdf)

Tribal and Urban Indian Learning Community

This is an opportunity for Tribal and Urban Indian organizations to develop, operationalize, enhance and sustain substance use disorder treatment services, with an emphasis on the importance of culture in patient engagement, treatment and recovery.
Tribal and Urban Indian Learning Community Awards (.pdf)

COVID-19 Response Round 2

Addresses the needs of individuals with substance use disorders and/or mental health disorders as well as health care providers in Los Angeles and Riverside counties who are impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
COVID-19 Response Round 2 Awards (.pdf)

Low-Barrier Opioid Treatment at Syringe Services Programs

To support implementation of projects offering low-barrier access to treatment of opioid use disorder through Syringe Services Programs, as well as related supportive services such as case management and peer support.

Low-Barrier Opioid Treatment at Syringe Services Programs Awards (.pdf)

Center for Care Innovations Addiction Treatment Starts Here Learning and Network Collaborative

To increase access to addiction treatment for opioid use disorder and stimulant use disorder by working with community health center sites to establish MAT programs in primary care, and leveraging a peer group focused on innovation and resilience through an 18-month learning and networking collaborative.

Center for Care Innovations Addiction Treatment Starts Here Learning Collaborative and Network Awards (.pdf)

UC Davis Train the Trainer Fellowship

To provide support to the UC Davis Train the Trainer Primary Care Pain Management Fellowship as it expands.

UC Davis Train the Trainer Fellowship Award (.pdf)

Implementation Funding for Prevention and Education in Communities of Color

To support organizations that want to implement the learnings from their previous planning contracts to increase outreach, education and referrals to address opioid use disorder and substance use disorder in their communities, and increase access to medication assisted treatment services.

Prevention and Education Access Points Awards (.pdf)

BAART Behavioral Health 24/7 Narcotic Treatment Program

To develop and operate a 24 hours-per-day, seven days-per-week Narcotic Treatment Program in Los Angeles.

BAART Behavioral Health 24/7 Narcotic Treatment Program Award (.pdf)

Behavioral Health Telehealth Funding

Community Mental Health Services Block Grant

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant

To support behavioral health telehealth infrastructure improvement activities for services to individuals with substance use disorder and/or mental health disorders due to the impact of COVID-19.

Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Awards (.pdf)

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Awards (.pdf)

Projects and Funded Partners
Round 1 (2019 – 2020)

MAT Services for All

Supports start-up and enhancement efforts for MAT programs

MAT Access Points Awards (.pdf)

Tribal Infrastructure Support

Supports infrastructure improvement projects for Tribal health organizations to start-up or enhance their MAT programs.

Tribal Infrastructure Support Awards (.pdf)

Equitable Prevention and Education

Supports outreach and prevention activities to reduce stigma and increase community understanding of opioid user disorder and substance use disorder, and acceptance of MAT in communities of color disproportionately impacted by opioid use disorder and substance use disorder.

Prevention and Education Awards (.pdf)

UC Davis School of Nursing

Provides training for frontline clinical staff to become expert clinicians and teachers for safe and effective chronic pain management.

UC Davis School of Nursing Award (.pdf)

SUN Community Outreach Training

Supports six Sacramento-based community organizations in their crisis response and community-level outreach, and to be a bridge between their community and the health system.

Sun Community Outreach Training Awards (.pdf)

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership Brief

Supports assessment of readiness levels and development of policy recommendations for addressing opioids through an equity lens, and to reduce opioid disparities in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

APPEAL Brief Award (.pdf)

Hub and Spoke Support

Supports hubs and spokes in Fresno, Solano, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties to continue providing patient services.

Hub and Spoke Support Awards (.pdf)

Drug Medi-Cal Organized Drug System Waiver Gap Funding

Provides gap funding for four residential treatment facilities in California’s northern counties as they finalize their Drug Medi-Cal Organized Drug System waiver certification.

Drug Medi-Cal Organized Drug System Waiver Gap Funding Awards (.pdf)

COVID-19 Response Round 1

Addresses the needs of individuals with substance use disorders and/or mental health disorders as well as health care providers in Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties who are impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

COVID-19 Response Round 1 Awards (.pdf)

Community Media Strategy

Partnership with Media Solutions and three community media groups – California Black Media, Crossings TV and Radio Bilingüe – to create a culturally competent media campaign that promotes access and prevention education with underserved communities. The campaign complements the statewide media strategy and engages, educates and equips communities with resonant messaging and stories. It builds a narrative of stigma reduction and empathetic understanding of opioid use disorder and MAT services.

Learn more at ChooseMAT.org