CSAC Bulletin Article

Funding Opportunities Announced by the Department of Health Care Services

January 25, 2023

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has provided the following information regarding various funding opportunities that may be of interest to counties:

  • Providing Access and Transforming Health (PATH) Justice-Involved Round 2 Application Deadline Extended. DHCS has extended the application deadline for the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) PATH Justice-Involved Round 2 funding to March 31, 2023. The Third Party Administrator for the PATH initiative is integrating application updates from ACWDL 22-27 published on November 10, 2022, into the Round 2 application. The Justice-Involved Round 2 application was taken offline temporarily to complete the application updates and reopened on January 25, 2023. Additional information will be provided as soon as possible. Please email justice-involved@ca-path.com any question about the Round 2 application extension.
  • Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI) Grant Funding Available. DHCS released a RFA seeking proposals for the first round of grant funding totaling $30 million to scale up evidence-based and community-defined evidence practices (EBPs and CDEPs, respectively). For this round, DHCS seeks proposals from various individuals, organizations, and agencies to scale parent and caregiver support and training services to parents, caregivers, and children and youth with emerging or existing mental health and/or substance use disorders. DHCS developed a document to highlight its overall strategy for scaling EBPs and CDEPs across multiple funding rounds that will be announced in 2023. Interested parties are encouraged to apply by 5:00pm January 31, 2023. For more information on the CYBHI EBP/CDEP Grant strategy please visit their webpage. For Grant Inquiries please email CYBHI@dhcs.ca.gov and indicate Subject: RFA CYBHI-EBP2022-RD1 – Parent and Caregiver Support and Training.
  • Emergency Department Alternatives to Opioids Program. SAMHSA NOFO TI-23-010. Application Due Date: Monday, March 06, 2023. The purpose of this program is to develop and implement alternatives to opioids for pain management in hospitals and emergency department (ED) settings and reduce the likelihood of future opioid misuse. This program also supports the identification of and intervention for individuals presenting with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Eligible applicants: domestic nonprofit hospitals and emergency departments, including free standing emergency departments and Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs). Anticipated Total Available Funding: Up to $6,800,000. Anticipated Number of Awards: 14. Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $500,000 per year. Length of Project: Up to 3 years.


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