CSAC Bulletin Article

Funding Opportunity: Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative

December 8, 2022

On December 1, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a Request for Applications (RFA) as part of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative. In this first round of grant funding totaling $30 million, DHCS is seeking proposals to scale up evidence-based and community-defined evidence practices.

Counties and other eligible entities, including but not limited to local education agencies, childcare providers, and community-based organizations, are encouraged to submit proposals for projects that 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. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on January 31, 2023.

Additional resources about the program can be found on the CYBHI webpage.

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