The California Department of Public Health, Substance and Addiction Prevention Branch (CDPH-SAPB) is soliciting 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 anticipates awarding 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
The RFA outlines other requirements that proposed projects must include and follow. Interested entities are encouraged to review the “Eligible Entities" section of the RFA to read all eligibility criteria. Eligible entities are encouraged to submit materials by the timeline outlined in the RFA.
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.