CSAC Bulletin Article

29 Counties Receive Grants to Expand Medication Assisted Treatment ​

August 24, 2023

On Tuesday, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced $2.9 million in funding to 29 counties to support the development or expansion of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in jails and drug courts. Funded through the 2022-23 California State Budget, these grants are part of the ongoing MAT Expansion Project. The project brings together county teams in a learning collaborative with the objective to improve coordination among all county agencies and providers who serve justice-involved county residents and to develop bridges to further build system capacity to ensure access to effective treatment and recovery supports.

Counties participating in the MAT in Jails and Drug Courts Learning Collaborative receive technical assistance through individualized monthly coaching, topic-specific webinars, quarterly learning collaboratives, office hours, and ad hoc training. Grant funds and participation stipends are available to participating county teams receiving technical assistance to enhance county efforts and pilot innovative solutions that demonstrate outcomes to lead to sustainable funding.

To learn more about the MAT Expansion Project, including how to join the Learning Collaborative, counties are encouraged to visit the MAT in Jails and Drug Courts webpage.


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