Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Grant Program

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This bill requires funding competitive grants to counties, and require counties receiving grants to use these funds for various purposes relating to the treatment of substance use disorders and the provision of medication-assisted treatment. 


Per authorizing statute, “Medication-Assisted Treatment” (MAT) means the use of any United States Food and Drug Administration-approved medically assisted therapy to treat a substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder, and that, whenever possible, is provided through a program licensed or certified by the State Department of Health Care Services. Authorizing legislation allows counties to use these grant funds in support of MAT initiatives in an in-custody setting, a post-release setting, or a combination of both.

Eligible applicants are California counties.

Authorizing legislation limits the use of grant funds to three target populations:
1) Individuals who are incarcerated in county detention facilities with substance use disorders,
2) individuals under criminal justice supervision* with substance use disorders and
3) justice-involved individuals** with substance use disorders.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Grant Proposals must be received by 5:00 P.M. (PST) on February 16, 2024.
Applications for the MAT Grant Program must be submitted through the BSCC Submittable Application portal.

Prospective applicants are asked (but not required) to submit a non-binding letter indicating their intent to apply.

Proposals selected for funding will be under contract agreement with the BSCC from May 1, 2024, to December 31, 2027. The term of the grant agreement includes a three-year service delivery period and an additional six months to finalize and submit the required Local Evaluation Report and financial audit. The service delivery period of the grant ends on June 30, 2027. After this date, only expenses associated with completion of the Local Evaluation Report and financial audit may be incurred (July 1, 2027 and December 31, 2027). 

This RFP makes $10,000,000 available competitively to county applicants to implement medication-assisted treatment programs and applicable activities as listed in the Eligible Grant Expenditures section above.

Individual counties may request up to a maximum of $1,250,000 for the entire term of the grant agreement. Two or more counties may submit one collaborative proposal and request up to a maximum of $2,500,000 for the entire term of the grant agreement.




Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Eligible applicants are California counties

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
April 18, 2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
5/1/24 - 12/31/27

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Assembly Bill 653 (Chapter 745, Statutes of 2021) established the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Grant Program

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Disbursement of grant funds occurs on a reimbursement basis for costs incurred during a quarterly reporting period.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


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