Covid-19 Mitigation Project Round 3

Funding Opportunity: COVID-19 Mitigation Project Round Three

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and the California Department of Health Care Services are pleased to announce the third and final round of COVID-19 Mitigation Project.The COVID-19 Mitigation Project was developed to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and ensure the continuity of behavioral health services to support individuals engaged in mental health or substance use disorder care and unhoused individuals.

With contracts up to $200,000 over 7 months, providers will expand services to offer education on COVID-19 testing, implement on-site COVID-19 testing, collaborate with community partners to prevent infectious disease transmission, expand COVID-19 response services to those connected to the behavioral health system, and support the maintenance of healthy environments. Award requests over $75,000 are required to include a regranting strategy. A total of $4.3 million is available.

This funding opportunity is available to county providers such as Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers and public providers such as Tribal-based providers and private nonprofit California community-based organizations. Applications are encouraged from licensed, certified, or otherwise qualified substance use and/or mental health disorder providers, Crisis Care Mobile Unit programs, Federally Qualified Health Centers, harm reduction organizations, recovery residences, transitional housing facilities, homeless shelters, opioid treatment programs and office-based opioid treatment providers.

For additional funding opportunity information and application instructions, please review the Request for Applications and apply via our online application. Applications are due by May 29, 2024, at 1 p.m. PST. Application link is in the Request for Applications PDF.

Download the Request for Applications (PDF)

Resources and additional information

The Center will hold a webinar to review the request for applications. Participation in the webinar is not required but it is strongly encouraged. Please email us by May 2 if you require language or American Sign Language translation, and note the type of translation needed. If you are not able to participate in the webinar, a video recording will be available following the webinar. We will host two office hour sessions to provide additional support on the RFA, application and application submission process. Office hours are optional.

RFA Office Hour
Tuesday, May 21
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Pacific)
Register for the office hour session on Zoom

Previous Webinar Recording & Materials
The Center hosted an RFA overview webinar on May 7.
You can access the webinar materials here.

Please email questions to with the subject line: “CMP Project RFA Question.”