Grant Opportunity to Support Trauma-Informed Networks of Care

ACEs Aware Grant Opportunity to Support Trauma-Informed Networks of Care

Note: This application cycle is closed. View a current list of grantees on the ACEs Aware Grants page.

The Department of Health Care Services in partnership with the Office of the California Surgeon General today released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a second round of ACEs Aware grants. Letters of Intent (LOI) for eligible applicants are due on December 14, 2020 at 5 p.m. PT, and final applications for those who submitted a LOI are due on December 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. PT.

The new grants will target California communities that want to build or execute a robust network of care to effectively respond to ACEs and toxic stress to meet the needs of children, adults, and families.

Network of Care grant funds will be available to create, augment, and sustain formal connections between health care providers, social services systems, and community partners to address the referral and response needs of Medi-Cal providers, patients, and families following an ACE screening, and to prevent future trauma and toxic stress, whenever possible.

Two types of grants will be available – network of care planning and network of care implementation. Planning grants are targeted for communities that have a high prevalence of ACEs, rural areas, tribal communities, or other communities that do not have existing ACEs response activities underway. Implementation grants will be awarded to communities that demonstrate a high level of readiness and engagement with Medi-Cal providers to operate trauma-informed networks of care.

The RFP provides details on these ACEs Aware grant opportunities, including instructions to complete and submit grant applications. Below is the RFP timeline.

  • Network of Care RFP Released – December 1, 2020
  • RFP Questions Due – December 7, 2020
  • Informational Webinar – December 11, 2020
  • Letters of Intent Due (mandatory) – December 14, 2020
  • Grant Applications Due – December 21, 2020 by 5 p.m. PST
  • Contract Period – January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021
  • Possible Option Period 1 – July 1, 2021 – December 32, 2021

Potential applicants submitted questions for the informational webinar held on December 11, 2020, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The webinar will be posted shortly.

View the Request for Proposal >