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​Fentanyl Overdose Prevention Grant Request for Applications (RFA) #23-10573

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Center for Healthy Communities (CHC), Substance and Addiction Prevention Branch’​​s (SAPB) Overdose Prevention Initiative (OPI) local jurisdictions, agencies, community-based organizations (CBOs), or a combination therein, to implement evidence-based and community-driven public health interventions for preventing overdose from fentanyl and other opioids.

The purpose of this RFA is to increase local efforts in education, testing, recovery, and support services while focusing on closing gaps related to access to care and services to reduce health inequities for populations that are at the greatest risk for overdose.

CDPH-SAPB anticipates awarding six one-time grants allocated by region: two in Northern California, two in the Central Valley, and two in Southern California. The total funding period will span three years and is anticipated to be March 1, 2024, to February 28, 2027.

Tentative RFA Schedule​

Date and Time Deadlines
RFA ReleaseAugust 21, 2023
Informational WebinarSeptember 5, 2023 @ 1:00pm PST
Submit Written QuestionsSeptember 11, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
CDPH to Respond to QuestionsSeptember 26, 2023@ 5:00pm PST
Mandatory Letter of Intent October 9, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Deadline to Submit ApplicationOctober 23, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Notice of Intent to Award PostedNovember 27, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Appeal DeadlineDecember 4, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Expected Start Date of grantMarch 1, 2024
Expected End Date of grantFebruary 28, 2027

*Dates have been updated in accordance with Addendum 1 ​​

How to Apply for this RFA​

If you are interested in applying for this RFA, send an email to​. Once we receive your email, the RFA and attachments will be sent to you. ​

Informational Webinar

Join us September 5, 2023, from 1:00–​​2:00pm for an informational webinar. To join the webinar, click on the zoom link below.

Join Zoom Meeting​

Meeting ID: 849 9831 4481
Passcode: 12345

​​Questions and Answers


Addendum 1 – RFA 23-10573 Fentanyl Overdose Prevention Grant

​For a copy of the amended RFA and Attachment A - Application Checklist​, please email​​​

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