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75 Community-based and Tribal organizations receive $51.7 million for youth substance use prevention

Congratulations to 75 Elevate Youth California community partners that have received awards up to $1 million to develop or increase youth substance use disorder prevention, outreach and education. With more than $51.7 million in funding and technical assistance, the community-based and Tribal organizations will focus on civic engagement, mentorship and peer-led supports that lift up youth empowerment and leadership with a focus on impacting policy, systems and environmental change. To date, Elevate Youth California has invested more than $257.7 million through 365 awards to community-based and Tribal organizations have been made to prevent youth substance use.

Access the list of organizations that received awards (.pdf).

The Department of Health Care Services: Proposition 64 Advisory Group Meeting

On April 18, 2024, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host the Proposition 64 Advisory Group (Prop 64 AG) Planning and Implementation meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management, 1321 Garden Hwy, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95833.

The annual planning meeting will inform Round 6 Elevate Youth California (EYC) focus areas. DHCS will also provide Proposition 64 Youth Education, Prevention, Early Intervention, and Treatment Account (YEPEITA) funded contract and budget updates. Please join us using the link below. Meeting information, including the agenda, webinar link, and additional materials, will be posted on the Proposition 64 Advisory Group webpage.

WebEx Meeting Link

New Elevate Youth California Capacity Building cohort joins statewide network

Congratulations to 44 Elevate Youth California community partners joining the program’s Capacity Building Cohort 3! With grants up to $400,000, the awarded grassroots organizations will implement community-driven projects for substance use disorder prevention for youth ages 12 to 26. The partners will focus on youth social justice, peer support and mentoring in low-income communities of color, including Tribal communities and LGBTQ communities. Cohort 3 funding totals $16.69 million, bringing the Elevate Youth California investment to almost $206 million for 246 community partners in 53 counties. Learn about the funded organizations on the Program Impact page.

Read California Awards Nearly $17 Million for Youth Substance Use Prevention on the Governor’s website (GOV.CA.gov).

Funding opportunity: Elevate Youth California Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations

With grants up to $400,000 over two and a half years, Elevate Youth California’s Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations funding will strengthen the capacity of emerging grassroots community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California to use community-based programs and practices for substance use disorder prevention among youth ages 12 to 26. The application deadline was extended to Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. PT.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this funding opportunity.

61 Community-based and Tribal organizations receive $58.5 million for youth substance use prevention

Congratulations to 61 Elevate Youth California community partners that have received awards up to $1 million to develop or increase youth substance use disorder prevention, outreach and education. With more than $58.5 million in funding and technical assistance, the community-based and Tribal organizations will focus on youth activism, mentorship and peer-led supports that lift up youth empowerment and leadership with a focus on impacting policy, systems and environmental change. To date, 246 awards to community-based and Tribal organizations have been made to prevent youth substance use.

Access the Department of Health Care Services news release (DHCS.ca.gov).

Standard Track funding opportunity reminder

Updated Sept. 27: Applications for the Standard Track funding opportunity were due by Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. With grants up to $1 million over three years, this funding opportunity will support community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California that strive for health equity, focus on youth ages 12 to 26, and work on culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate prevention, outreach and education projects.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

Evaluation request for proposals

Updated Oct. 24: Proposals for the Elevate Youth California — Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program evaluation were due by Oct. 21 at 1 p.m.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this funding opportunity.

Funding available for Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention: Standard Track

With grants up to $1 million over three years, this funding opportunity will support community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California that strive for health equity, focus on youth ages 12 to 26, and work on culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate prevention, outreach and education projects. Applications were due by Sept. 26 at 1 p.m.

Please contact us if you would like to receive the application materials for this previous funding opportunity.

New Elevate Youth California Capacity Building cohort 2 joins statewide network

Congratulations to 36 Elevate Youth California community partners joining the program’s Capacity Building Cohort 2! With grants up to $400,000, the awarded grassroots organizations will implement community-driven projects for substance use disorder prevention for youth ages 12 to 26. The partners will focus on youth social justice, peer support and mentoring in low-income communities of color, including Tribal communities and LGBTQ communities. Cohort 2 funding totals almost $13.5 million, bringing the Elevate Youth California investment to more than $130.6 million for 185 community partners in 50 counties. Learn about the funded organizations on the Program Impact page.