Health Ambassadors for People Experiencing Homelessness

Community organizations throughout California will hire, train and mentor Health Ambassadors who have experiences of homelessness and who can offer peer support and share personal motivations for getting vaccines and other health services.

The program also will strengthen partnerships among stakeholders in the homelessness system of care and local public health and health care systems, and provide connections to health care and housing resources.

This opportunity is provided through a grant from the California Department of Public Health. The Center is administering the grant.

The Funding Opportunity

This statewide program will provide $4 million in funding and technical assistance for organizations to hire, train, mentor and support Health Ambassadors. Grant awards will range from $100,000 to $250,000 over 18 months.

The Center is accepting applications from community-based organizations, government entities and health providers.

Request for Applications

Applications are due to The Center by July 20 at 1 p.m.

Access the Request for Applications (.pdf).

Access the Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf)

RFA Review Webinar

The Center hosted a webinar on July 8 to review the request for applications. Access the webinar presentation slides (.pdf) and the webinar recording below.