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

Elevate Youth California Annual Report 2021 is available!

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation just released the Elevate Youth California 2021 Annual Report, which highlights grantee partner accomplishments; funding awarded; local movement building; youth empowerment, leadership and development; demographics of youth who are engaged; and capacity building activities. Access the report! (.pdf)

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 innovative programs and practices for substance use disorder prevention among youth ages 12 to 26. Applications were due by April 4 at 1 p.m.

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

Elevate Youth California network continues to expand across the state with Innovation partners

Congratulations to 12 Elevate Youth California community partners that have received awards up to $750,000 to pilot and evaluate innovative practices in youth-led activism, peer support and mentoring in communities disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs. Awarded partners will participate in an evaluation using the appreciative inquiry method to identify ways to improve the results and conditions for substance use prevention in California. Learn about the awarded organizations.

Funding available for Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program: Innovation Track

With grants up to $750,000 over two years and nine months, this funding opportunity will support community-based organizations, Tribal organizations and county behavioral health agencies throughout California to pilot and evaluate innovative practices in youth-led activism, peer support and mentoring in communities disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs. Awarded partners will participate in an evaluation using the appreciative inquiry method led by a third-party evaluator contracted by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation to identify ways to improve the results and conditions for substance use prevention in California. Applications were due by January 6 at 1 p.m.

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

Elevate Youth California substance use prevention network expands across the state

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 $52.7 million in funding and technical assistance, the community-based and Tribal organizations will increase youth understanding of substance use disorder and reduce community and individual stigma of use and treatment. Funding also focuses 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. The new partners join 75 organizations that are currently funded through Elevate Youth California. Learn about the awarded organizations.