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Elevate Youth California: Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations Working in Substance Use Disorder Prevention

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California Department of Health Care Services, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
Feb 20, 2023

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation provides grants to strengthen the capacity of emerging grassroots community-based organizations and tribal organizations in California to use innovative practices for substance use disorder prevention among youth ages 12-26. Populations of focus are low-income, rural and/or urban racial, ethnic, and cultural communities disproportionally impacted by the war on drugs. Programs and practices should be healing-centered, trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate, and use a social justice youth development approach.

For the purpose of this opportunity, capacity building is defined as the investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of an organization. Capacity building activities should improve upon the operational, programmatic, financial, and/or organizational infrastructure.


Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) community-based organizations, tribal organizations, and coalitions/collaboratives that work in substance use prevention in California.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $400,000
Award floor: $100,000
Project period: 30 months

Up to 15% of the total program funding will be set aside to support rural programs and organizations.

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recordings

Tagged as
Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Healthcare business and finance · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Substance use and misuse · Sustainability of programs · Trauma-informed care · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · California

Organizations (1)

  • California Department of Health Care Services, view details

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