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Mobile Narcotic Treatment Programs and Medication Units

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, is funding the expansion of Medication Units and Mobile Narcotic Treatment Programs across the state.  This includes efforts to increase access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) for rural areas, for people who have been arrested or incarcerated, for Indigenous and Native communities, for patients without transportation, and to places that do not have a Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP) near to patients who need those services. This 18-month contract will be for up to $400,000 for Mobile Units and $1,000,000 for Mobile Narcotic Treatment Programs.

Applications are due by Monday, February 26 at 1 p.m. PST

View the Jan 30 proposers’ webinar recording (youtube.com)

View the proposers’ webinar slides (.pdf)

View the proposers’ webinar FAQ document (.pdf)

Download the Request for Applications

Funding opportunities: Increasing MAT Services within DHCS-licensed SUD Facilities Round 2

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.

Applications were due by November 14, 2023 at 1 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Learn about funded partners on the MAT at DHCS-licensed SUD Facilities Round 2 page.

Funding opportunity: Opioid and Stimulant Use Disorder Prevention and Education in Communities of Color

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, has $12 million in funding available to support prevention and education activities. Organizations may apply for up to $250,000 to support programs addressing opioid use, stimulant use and polysubstance use in communities of color. Funding will be used to increase community understanding of opioid, stimulant and polysubstance use, reduce stigma, and increase access to treatment services through referrals and partnerships.

Applications were due by May 15 at 1 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Funding opportunity: Opioid Use and Stimulant Use Education and Outreach in 2S/LGBTQ+ Communities

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, has $5 million in funding to support focused outreach activities. Organizations may apply for up to $200,000 to implement and strengthen opioid use and stimulant use outreach and community education programs for and within Two-Spirit (2S)/LGBTQ+ communities in California. Funding also will support increasing access to treatment services for opioid use disorder, stimulant use disorder and/or co-occurring substance use disorder through referrals and partnerships.

Applications were due by May 8 at 1 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Funding opportunities: Increasing MAT Services within DHCS-licensed SUD Facilities

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with The Center, announced a funding opportunity to improve access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services within nonprofit DHCS-licensed substance use disorder (SUD) facilities.

Applications were due by Wednesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. Application materials below are for reference only.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Learn about the funded partners on the Increasing MAT Services within DHCS-licensed SUD Facilities page.

Funding opportunities: Tribal and Urban Indian substance use prevention, treatment and recovery

The California Department of Health Care Services, in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, announced two separate grant opportunities: California Native Medications for Addiction Treatment Network for Healing and Recovery, and California Tribal and Urban Indian Community-Defined Best Practices.

Applications for both funding opportunities were due on March 20 at 5 p.m.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Funding opportunity: Low-Barrier Opioid Treatment at Syringe Service Programs

The California Department of Health Care Services is utilizing available federal grant funding to support syringe service programs to implement projects offering low-barrier access to treatment of opioid use disorder, as well as related supportive services such as case management and peer support. Applications were due by Dec. 19 at 1 p.m.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Funding opportunity: Opioid Use and Stimulant Use Prevention and Recovery Services in the 2S/LGBTQ+ Community

The California Department of Health Care Services is using available federal grant funding for a prevention and recovery services project for 2S/LGBTQ+ communities throughout California. Funding is available for 2S/LGBTQ+ organizations to develop or expand upon prevention, education and recovery services for opioid use disorder and stimulant use disorders while creating tangible links to treatment services and providers.
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The Mendocino Voice shares MCAVHN Care and Prevention Network’s story

Staff and volunteers at MCAVHN Care and Prevention Network are committed to meeting their clients where they’re at, with direct outreach in their community and offering a spectrum of low-barrier harm reduction services including syringe exchange, medication-assisted treatment, counseling, training and many other services. Read this MAT Access Points Project partner’s inspiring story in The Mendocino Voice.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act – Telehealth Expansion Project funding opportunity

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is using available federal grant funding for a Telehealth Expansion project throughout California. Funding is available for eligible organizations to develop, enhance and/or expand their facility’s telehealth infrastructure. Applications are due by August 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Northern California and Central Valley Recovery Housing funding opportunity

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is using available federal grant funding for the Recovery Housing Expansion Program in California’s northern counties and the Central Valley. Applications are due by June 9 at 1 p.m. The Center at Sierra Health Foundation will assist DHCS with the administration of these funds through the Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points Project.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Stimulant Use Prevention and Treatment in Communities of Color funding opportunity

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is using available federal grant funding to improve community access to stimulant use disorder prevention and treatment in communities of color throughout California. There are two individual funding opportunities: 1. Stimulant Use Prevention and 2. Stimulant Use Treatment. Applications are due by May 14 at 1 p.m. The Center at Sierra Health Foundation will assist DHCS with the administration of these funds through the Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points Project.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

SAMHSA COVID-19 Response funding opportunity for organizations in Los Angeles County and Riverside County

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services, will award $2.5 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) to provide direct treatment and recovery support services for individuals with substance use disorders and/or mental health disorders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including support for health care providers. Applications were due by April 8 at 5 p.m.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Funding opportunities for Tribal and Urban Indian health programs

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services announced two funding opportunities: Tribal and Urban Indian Community-Defined Best Practices and Tribal and Urban Indian Medications for Addiction Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder and Psychoactive Stimulant Use Disorder Learning Community. The application due date for both funding opportunities is extended to Monday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for these previous funding opportunities.

Funding opportunity: Tribal and Urban Indian Medications for Addiction Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder and Psychoactive Stimulant Use Disorder Learning Community

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is pleased to announce in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services a funding opportunity for the Tribal and Urban Indian Medications for Addiction Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder and Psychoactive Stimulant Use Disorder Learning Community. This is an opportunity for eligible 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. The application due date is extended to Monday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Funding opportunity: Tribal and Urban Indian Community-Defined Best Practices

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is pleased to announce in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services a funding opportunity to support the planning or implementation of community-defined best practices into substance use disorder services for Tribal and Urban Indian communities throughout the state. The application due date is extended to Monday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Funding opportunity: Low-Barrier Opioid Treatment at Syringe Services Programs

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is pleased to announce in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services a funding opportunity to support syringe services programs to implement projects offering low-barrier access to treatment of opioid use disorder, as well as related supportive services such as case management and peer support.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Welcome to the MAT Access Projects web site!

We are excited to launch this  new edition of the web site for MAT Access Projects partners. This site is your go-to resource for program information, materials, toolkits and technical assistance, as well as funding opportunities related to the program. The information and materials are available to the public, so please spread the word throughout your networks. Send us any feedback at mataccesspoints@shfcenter.org.