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California Youth Opioid Response Program

DHCS made $12 million in grants available to nonprofits, schools, and other groups tackling opioid use among young people. Organizations can apply for grants ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 to support prevention, treatment, and recovery services for youth (ages12-24) with, or at risk of, opioid use disorder or stimulant use disorder.  

The Request for Application (RFA) issued by DHCS is for funds to implement the California Youth Opioid Response program, which is funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The program will provide grants in two categories: implementation grants and capacity-building grants. Implementation grants are for projects to build capacity and deliver direct services to youth. The capacity-building grants do not deliver direct services, but focus on expanding the capacity of current programs through education, workforce development, and improved access to prevention, intervention, and recovery services

For more information about prior California Youth Opioid Response program grant rounds, please visit the following pages:

YOR 1 Projects – California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions

YOR 2 Projects – California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions