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California Community-Based Organization Behavioral Health Workforce Grant

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California Department of Health Care Access and Information
Nov 30, 2022

This opportunity will provide funding to support community-based organizations (CBOs) to recruit and retain behavioral health personnel.

Proposed projects must include 2 or more of the following components:

  • Undergraduate Educational Scholarships: Provide scholarships of up to $25,000 per individual to undergraduate students in exchange for 12 months paid or volunteer of work in a local behavioral health setting
  • Clinical Master and Doctoral Graduate Education Stipends: Provide funding up to $25,000 for post-graduate clinical master and doctoral education, in exchange for 12-months of paid or volunteer work in a local behavioral health setting
  • Loan Repayment Program: Provide educational loan repayment assistance to behavioral health professionals that the grantee identifies as high priority
  • Recruitment and Retention Activities: Increase and sustain employment of behavioral health personnel through recruitment and retention bonuses or retention other activities for disciplines the agency identifies as high priority

A list of behavioral health professions and student majors is provided in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations based in the community that currently provide behavioral health services (mental health and/or substance use disorder services) exclusively or in combination with health and/or other services.

Priority points will be given to applicants with program site(s) in rural and/or frontier communities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Approximately $100,000,000 is available to support CBO behavioral health workforce program activities.

Specific budget conditions are provided in the application instructions.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Frontier and remote areas · Health workforce · Mental health · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Substance use and misuse · California

Organizations (1)

  • California Department of Health Care Access and Information, view details

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