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California MAT Access Points Project: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act Telehealth Expansion Project

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
Aug 1, 2021

Email correspondence should have the subject line "Telehealth RFA Question."


The California MAT Access Points Project provides funding to develop, enhance, and/or expand telehealth infrastructure to address the needs of individuals with substance use disorder and/or mental health disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are two individual funding opportunities:

  1. Substance Use Disorder Telehealth Activities
  2. Mental Health Telehealth Activities

Funding may be used for:

  • Laptops
  • Desktops
  • Monitors
  • Software licenses (including EHR)
  • Internet subscription
  • Webcams
  • Headsets
  • Cellular telephones
  • Provider-focused telehealth training

If the number of applications received exceeds the total available funding, priority will be given to providers in counties with the highest mortality rates related to SUD and mental health disorders and to providers who serve patients in predominantly rural areas.


Eligible applicants are nonprofit substance use disorder and/or mental health providers licensed and/or certified by California Department of Health Care Services as of July 1, 2021. Organizations must have a current contract with the county Behavioral Health Department and currently serve safety net clients.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Sites may request up to $100,000 under each funding opportunity. The project period is one year.

Application process

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

Applicant webinar:
Recorded presentation
Presentation slides

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Broadband · Health information technology · Infectious diseases · Mental health · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth · California

Organizations (1)

  • California Department of Health Care Services, view details

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