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California Workforce Education and Training: Peer Personnel Training and Placement

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Aug 16, 2019

The California Workforce Education and Training (WET): Peer Personnel Training and Placement program offers grants to provide training for peer personnel on issues that may include crisis management, suicide prevention, recovery planning, targeted case management assistance, triage, and other related peer training and support functions within the California Public Mental Health System. Peer personnel can be individuals with lived experience in mental/behavioral health services as a consumer, family member, and/or caregiver.

The proposed program must contain all of the required components:

  • Recruitment and outreach
  • Career counseling
  • Training
  • Placement
  • Post-placement support
  • Evaluation
  • Financial assistance as necessary

Programs are expected to target populations in underserved, unserved, and/or inappropriately served communities.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Counties
  • Community-based organizations (CBOs)
  • Educational institutions
  • Training organizations
  • A group of organizations listed above with one organization identified as the fiscal sponsor
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Approximately $2,000,000 in state funding is available to support Peer Personnel Training and Placement programs.

Application process

A link to application instructions is available on the program website.

Email applications and required attachments to

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Mental health · Suicide and suicide prevention · California

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