As part of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a Request for Application (RFA) seeking proposals for the second round of grant funding, totaling $100 million to scale evidence-based practices and community-defined evidence practices (EBPs and CDEPs, respectively), including Multi-Systemic Therapy and the Crossover Youth Practice Model, across the state. For the second round of EBP/CDEP grant funding, DHCS seeks proposals from various individuals, organizations, and agencies to scale trauma-informed programs and practices.
The application is due by April 10, 2023, at 5:00 PM.
With input from stakeholders, DHCS will expand a limited number of EBPs and CDEPs throughout the state that are based on robust evidence for effectiveness, impact on racial equity, and sustainability. By scaling EBPs and CDEPs statewide, DHCS aims to improve access to critical behavioral health interventions, including those focused on prevention, early intervention, and resiliency/recovery, for children and youth, specifically those from Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) communities.
View the Grant Strategy Overview for additional information.