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California MAT Access Points Project: Stimulant Use Prevention and Treatment in Communities of Color

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.

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
May 14, 2021

Email correspondence should have the subject line "Stimulant Use RFA Question."


The California MAT Access Points Project provides grants for prevention and treatment programs that address stimulant use in communities of color, with focus on Black, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino communities that have experienced substantial stimulant related overdose deaths.

Prevention projects should use the funding to increase community awareness, educate about stimulants, and provide linkages to resources and treatment services in communities of color. Treatment projects use the funding to increase access to evidence-based stimulant use disorder treatment services for communities of color.

Organizations should demonstrate understanding of the barriers to successful outreach and treatment, including language access, long waiting lists, cost, transportation, societal stigma, and individual cultural barriers. Providers should have knowledge of the culture, the skill set to apply prevention and treatment interventions, and the ability to provide services using a whole person lens.

Examples of allowed activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prevention
    • Training and funding for substance use navigators, behavioral health counselors, promotoras, cultural brokers or other community health worker models to incorporate stimulant use prevention into their workflow
    • Implement a stigma-reduction campaign that is culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate
    • Development and circulation of materials
    • Implementing other innovative efforts to expand stimulant use outreach, education, prevention, early intervention, and referrals
  • Treatment
    • Treatment costs for un- or underinsured individuals
    • Contingency management
    • Community reinforcement approach
    • Motivational interviewing
    • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
    • Other behavioral strategies in combination such as exercise, mindfulness, and the Matrix Model of Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Eligibility criteria:

  • Overall:
    • Licensed, located in, and provide services in the state of California
    • Applies for either prevention or treatment funding, but not both
  • Prevention - Organizations that specialize in substance use disorder (SUD) prevention activities for and within communities of color including:
    • School, youth, family, and community-based organizations
    • Harm reduction organizations
    • Community health centers
    • DHCS-licensed treatment facilities that also specialize in prevention
    • Organizations with a demonstrated history of conducting and operating SUD prevention activities and programs
    • Grassroots organizations specializing in SUD prevention and education campaigns
  • Treatment - SUD provider licensed and/or certified by DHCS for at least 2 years as of April 15, 2021 including the following SUD licenses:
    • Drug Medi-Cal certification for SUD services
    • Driving under the influence
    • Narcotic treatment program
    • Adult residential treatment facility
    • Outpatient/intensive outpatient treatment and partial hospitalization services
    • Adolescent residential treatment facility
    • Chemical dependency recovery hospital
    • Freestanding psychiatric and general acute hospital
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: Up to $100,000 for prevention activities and up to $250,000 for treatment activities
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 13
Estimated total program funding: $10,000,000 - half for prevention and half for treatment

Application process

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

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Stigma · Substance use and misuse · Uninsured and underinsured · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · California

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