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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) accepted applications from 
​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 was 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 will award 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.​

Notice of Intent to Award 

CDPH-SAPB is pleased to announce its intent to award funding to the following applicants. CDPH-SAPB thanks all applicants for their proposals. Awards listed below are for the entire contract period and are contingent upon contract negotiations. Prior to and during contract negotiations, applicants will be required to submit additional budget and contract information to meet the RFA and contract requirements. 

  • Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County: $1,280,985 
  • Inland Empire Harm Reduction: $1,140,233 
  • Mendonoma Health Alliance: $1,281,000 
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health: $1,281,000 
  • Special Services for Groups (SSG): $1,281,000 
  • Westcare Foundation: $1,281,000​

​Tentative RFA Schedule​

Date and Time Deadlines
RFA Release August 21, 2023
Informational Webinar September 5, 2023 @ 1:00pm PST
Submit Written Questions September 11, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
CDPH to Respond to Questions September 26, 2023@ 5:00pm PST
Mandatory Letter of Intent  October 9, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Deadline to Submit Application October 23, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Notice of Intent to Award Posted December 15, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Appeal Deadline December 22, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Expected Start Date of grant March 1, 2024
Expected End Date of grant February 28, 2027

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

​​Questions and Answers


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

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