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California Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program

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 Department of Health Care Services, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
Feb 6, 2020

The Sierra Health Foundation and California Department of Health Care Services are providing funding and technical assistance for organizations that are providing substance use disorder prevention, outreach, and education focused on youth in low-income rural and urban areas of California.

Funding will be used for projects designed to:

  • Increase youth understanding of substance use disorder
  • Reduce community and individual stigma of use and treatment
  • Increase recognition of the chronic nature of the disease of addiction
  • Build substance use disorder prevention education into community outreach and services

The program intends to invest in a cohort of organizations and create a community of practice that offer racially and culturally responsive, population-based and place-based approaches. The focus is on California's demographic communities that were disproportionately impacted by past and current drug policies and criminalized for substance use disorder.


Eligible applicants are nonprofit, community-based organizations, Tribal organizations, and coalitions in California working for health equity and that will work on specific culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention, outreach, and education projects focused on youth from 12-26 years old.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $1,000,000 for 3 year project period.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Culture and cultural competency · Poverty · Stigma · Substance use and misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · California

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