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California Youth Opioid Response Grants

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California Department of Health Care Services
Jan 19, 2023

California Youth Opioid Response Grants provide funding to increase access to quality services for youth and young adults (ages 12-14) in California with opioid and/or stimulant use disorders (OUD/StUD).

Implementation grants will support evidence-based practices and/or research-based promising practices, tools, and curricula to expand both access to and quality of services for youth/young adults with OUD/StUDs. Implementation grantees are expected to:

  • Establish or fortify partnerships
  • Build workforce competencies
  • Identify and address gaps and barriers to reach, engage, and retain youth/young adults in services and supports

Capacity-building only grants are intended to help a lead agency and its partners plan and develop procedures, policies, and activities that improve access to services but do not provide direct services for youth/young adults. Project examples include:

  • Train MAT providers on the specific needs of youth/young adults
  • Provide naloxone access for youth/ young adults
  • Develop target population–specific outreach and engagement strategies
  • Build agency capacity to offer youth MAT and other StUD/OUD services
  • Expand use of the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) or another evidence-based practice in serving youth with OUD/StUDs
  • Support dialogue, training, and policies delivering culturally competent outreach, navigation, and support to link youth of color with treatment and recovery services
  • Expand use of positive youth development and pro-social activities in MAT and other youth treatment for OUD/StUDs
  • Improve integration of health/medication for OUD and youth-specific behavioral health interventions
  • Expand access to recovery support for youth with OUD/StUDs in schools

Eligible applicants include any nonprofit or for-profit business entity in good standing and authorized to do business in California, as well as any tribal authority, state or local government entity, school, or school district.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Average award amount:

  • Implementation grants - $375,000 to $500,000
  • Capacity building grants - $50,000

Project period: 14 months
Estimated total program funding: $12,000,000

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse · California

Organizations (1)

  • California Department of Health Care Services, view details

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