New funding opportunity for CA behavioral health facilities!

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) have announced a new funding opportunity aimed at reducing tobacco-related disparities at residential behavioral health facilities in California.

Join a Community of Practice that includes other like-minded agencies. Receive one-on-one customized technical assistance from the experts at UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, a SAMHSA National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery, to guide you through the steps to create a healthier environment for your clients and staff. Implement/strengthen a tobacco-free policy and wellness plan on your campus.  Receive in-person accredited training for all grantees, including travel. Join your colleagues and gain national recognition.

The CDPH and the CTCP intend to award up to 15 Wellness Quality Improvement Projects. Each funded project will receive $36,000 over the 18 month grant period.

The Request for Application (RFA) will be released on June 18th.  An information webinar that provides extra information on the grant along with submission guidelines and deadlines will take place on June 30th at 10:30am-12:00pm PT.  A Letter of Intent will be due on August 4th at 5pm PT, followed by applications being due on August 14th at 5pm PT.  The project will start on January 1, 2021 and end on June 30, 2022.

Click here to learn more about this funding opportunity and here to view the funding opportunity flyer.