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​Local Cannabis Education and Youth Prevention Request for Applications (RFA) 22-11012

The California Department of Public Health, Substance and Addiction Prevention Branch (CDPH-SAPB) solicited applications via an RFA to fund, support, and expand local activities in the areas of cannabis education; prevention; and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change strategies in communities across the state.

CDPH-SAPB awarded funding to five local health jurisdictions to develop, implement, and evaluate cannabis education and youth prevention activities in their communities. The anticipated contract period will be June 30, 2023 to June 29, 2026, and each contract will be for up to $200,000 per year.

Projects must address the primary priority population of youth (ages 11–17), but projects can also include a secondary population, such as but not limited to parents, guardians, caregivers, school staff and administrators, and other adults and community-based organizations and leaders who are concerned about youth cannabis use; play an influential role in the physical, social, and emotional health of youth; and strengthen protective factors of California's youth population.

Projects must also integrate the following components:

A)         Apply a health equity lens.

B)         Address the social determinants of health (SDOH).

C)         Collaborate with multiple sectors. 

D)         Work within the multiple spheres of influence within the socio-ecological model (SEM), including individual, interpersonal, community, and societal factors.  

E)          Promote protective factors and address risk factors for substance use

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.

  • Butte County Public Health: $600,000

  • County of Humboldt: $600,000

  • City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services: $600,000

  • County of Santa Clara Public Health Department: $600,000

  • County of Shasta County: $600,000​

​Tentative RFA Schedule

Event Date and Time Deadlines
RFA Release February 13, 2023
Submit Written Questions March 15, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
CDPH to Respond to Questions March 22, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Mandatory Letter of Intent March 31, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Deadline to Submit Application April 12, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Notice of Intent to Award Posted May 12, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST
Expected Start Date of Contract June 30, 2023
Expected End Date of Contract June 29, 2026

RFA Questions and Answers

​See the RFA Questions and Answers (PDF) document​. ​​ 

RFA Documents​


For questions, please contact us at cannabis@cdph.ca.gov.

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