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Funding Opportunity: Foster Youth Substance Use Disorder Evidence-Based and Promising Practice Program

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, is funding organizations to implement evidence-based models and/or promising practices to serve foster youth with substance use disorders—including those who are residing in family-based settings. Models and practices funded with this grant program must include (at minimum): trauma-informed approaches to serving foster youth, harm-reduction approaches in service delivery, post-treatment support planning, and training for clinical service providers to support foster youth with co-occurring substance use and mental health needs. Funding of up to $250,000 for 12-month contract periods will be awarded. A total of $5 million is available. Applications are due by February 23, 2024 at 1 p.m. (PST).

Download the Request for Applications (PDF)

Resources and additional information

Download Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about the Foster Youth Substance Use Disorder funding opportunity.

Please email questions to fysud@sierrahealth.org with the subject line: “FYSUD Project RFA Question.”