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Transgender, Gender Diverse and Intersex (TGI) Wellness & Health Equity Unit​

TGI Health is Public Health

Background

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) enthusiastically embraces its responsibility to support the dignity and health of transgender, gender nonconforming and intersex Californians.

The Transgender, Gender Diverse and Intersex Wellness and Health Equity Unit (TGI Unit) is the first-in-the-nation Unit at a state-level department of public health created solely to elevate health equity issues experienced by TGI people caused by systemic discrimination in healthcare settings, housing, employment, and public accommodations.

The TGI Unit leads the administration of the Transgender, Gender Nonconforming and Intersex Wellness and Equity Fund (TGI Fund), as established in California’s Health and Safety Code §150900. This first-in-the-nation fund will provide grant support to TGI-serving organizations and their partners to provide supportive housing services, therapeutic arts programs, increase access to gender affirming care, and improve the ability of health care professionals to provide TGI Californians with culturally responsive care.

The California State Legislature appropriated approximately $10.3 million to be used entirely for grants that will fund these activities.


Open Funding Opportunities

Community Care Grants: Track 2

The RFI to award Grants supporting TGI-Serving Organizations to facilitate therapeutic arts programs, provide supportive housing assistance and programming, and build the capacity of health care providers around TGI-inclusive health care services was released October 2, 2023. The grants will be funded up to $6.08 million over a 4-year period. Up to fifteen (15) applicants will receive a distribution of the total funding amount, with each award broken down into $10,000 mini-grants for contract and project development, and program grants up to $395,000, totaling up to $405,000. Mini-Grants will commence approximately January 1, 2024 and Grants will commence approximately February 1, 2024 and end February 1, 2028. The application for this RFI is now closed.

Application Documents:

Key Action Dates:

DATE (Times in PDT)

KEY ACTION

October 3, 2023 

RFI Released for Application

RFI 23-10736: Community Care Track 2 (PDF)

RFI 23-10736: Subvenciones de atención comunitaria de TGI: Pista 2 (PDF)

Update 11/14/2023: RFA 23-10736 Addendum 1 Available (PDF). Refer to this document for requirements changes; updated RFA to be posted shortly.

October 10, 2023 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Pre-Application Conference (Optional)

October 16, 2023 before 5:00 p.m.*

Deadline for Written Question Submission

October 23, 2023

Responses to Written Questions Published on Website


November 17, 2023 by 11:59:59 p.m.

Deadline for Application Submission

January 5, 2024

Notice of Intent to Award Posted at CDPH (PDF)

January 8, 2024

Mini-Grants Issued
February 1, 2024 (Estimate)
Grant agreement begins
*No later than 4:59:59 p.m.



Commu
nity Care Grants: Track 1*

The RFA to award Grants supporting TGI-Serving Organizations to facilitate therapeutic arts programs, provide supportive housing assistance and programming, and build the capacity of health care providers around TGI-inclusive health care services was released September 11, 2023. These grants will be funded up to $1.8 million over a 3-year period; grants will commence approximately January 1, 2024 and end January 1, 2027. The total funding amount will be distributed between up to 4 applicants, with awards totaling up to $450,000 each. 
*The application for this RFA is now closed and awards were announced November 17, 2023.

Application Documents:

Key Action Dates:

DATE (Times in PDT)

KEY ACTION

September 11, 2023 

RFA Released for Application (PDF)

September 14, 2023 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Pre-Application Conference (Optional)

September 20, 2023 before 5:00 p.m.*

Deadline for Written Question Submission

September 26, 2023

Responses to Written Questions Published on Website

October 20, 2023 by 11:59:59 p.m.

Deadline for Application Submission

November 17, 2023 

Notice of Intent to Award Posted at CDPH (PDF)

November 8, 2023 before 5:00pm* (Estimate)

Deadline for Written Appeal Letter Submission
January 1, 2024 (Estimate)
Grant agreement begins
*No later than 4:59:59 p.m.


Gender Affirming Care Clinical Services Grants*

The RFA to award Grants for clinical services related to gender affirming health care was released June 30, 2023. These grants will be funded up to $2.5 million over a 2-year period; grants will commence approximately February 1, 2024 and end January 31, 2026. The total funding amount will be distributed between up to 5 applicants, with awards totaling up to $500,000 each.
*The application period for this RFA is now closed and awards were announced September 26, 2023.

Documents:

Key Action Dates:

DATE (Times in PDT)
KEY ACTION
June 30, 2023 
RFA Released for Application (PDF)

Update 7/18/2023: RFA 23-10469 Addendum 1 Available (PDF). Refer to this document for requirements changes; updated RFA to be posted shortly.

July 10, 2023 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Pre-Application Conference (Optional)
July 17, 2023 before 5:00 p.m.*
Deadline for Written Question Submission
July 24, 2023
Responses to Written Questions Published on Website
July 31, 2023 before 5:00 p.m.*
Deadline for Request for Requirements Change
August 31, 2023 before 5:00 p.m.*
Deadline for Application Submission
September 26, 2023
Notice of Intent to Award Posted at CDPH (PDF)
February 1, 2024 (Estimate)

Grant agreement begins
*No later than 4:59:59 p.m


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