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Funding Opportunity Alert: Request for Application (RFA) #23-10573 – Fentanyl Overdose Prevention Grant

California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Center for Healthy Communities (CHC), Substance and Addiction Prevention Branch (SAPB) Request for Application (RFA) #23-10573 – Fentanyl Overdose Prevention Grant​


The CDPH SAPB Overdose Prevention Initiative (OPI) is seeking applications from local health jurisdictions, community-based organizations, or a combi​nation 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 at greatest risk for overdose.

Six (6), one-time grants will be awarded as part of this pilot, allocated by region: two in Northern California, two in Central California, and two in Southern California. 


Funding for this application is provided from the Opioid Settlements Fund (Fun​​d 3397) per the requirements of Assembly Bill 2365, Patterson (Chapter 783, Statutes of 2022).

Grantees will be awarded a total of up to $1,281,000 per grantee over the three-year period beginning in January 2024. Actual amounts awarded may vary, based on the scale of the population served (accounting for geographic reach and population size) and the scope of the project identified by grantees. Funding is contingent upon available revenues and continued appropriation.  

Release Date: August 21, 2023*

RFA Schedule:

​Event ​
​Date and Time Deadlines
​RFA Release
​August 21, 2023 ​
​Informational Webinar
​September 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm PST*
​Submit Written Questions 
​September 11, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST 
​CDPH to Respond to Questions 
​September 18, 2023@ 5:00pm PST 
​Mandatory Letter of Intent  ​
​September 11, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST 
​Deadline to submit Application 
​September 25, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST 
​Notice of Intent to Award Posted 
​October 23, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST 
​Appeal deadline 
​October 30, 2023 @ 5:00pm PST 
​Expected Start Date of grant 
​January 1, 2024  
​Expected End Date of grant 
​December 31, 2026 ​

Contact: Additional information can be found on the OPI RFA webpage​.
Written questions on this RFA will be accepted through September 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm PST by email at​. To receive the Request for Application and accompanying attachments, please send request to
*Dates and times are tentative.

CDPH Substance and Addiction Prevention Branch

MS 8701 l  P.O. Box 997377  l  Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 449-5211 ​