Funding Opportunity


1. Tribal Medication-Assisted Treatment (TMAT) Request For Application

This funding opportunity has been made available as part of the California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. (CRIHB) Tribal Medication-Assisted Treatment (TMAT) project funded by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the State Opioid Response III grant. CRIHB will fund up to 12 TLOCs to address the opioid crisis in California Tribal communities. Coalition members will work toward the following objectives:  increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment needs, reducing opioid overdose-related deaths through prevention and treatment, and increasing recovery support activities for opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use among American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) people.  TLOCs are meant to be multisector, interagency partnerships of community members, stakeholders, and service providers who work together to reduce and eliminate opioid and stimulant-related impacts of opioid and stimulant use in Tribal communities.

Important Dates:

  • Project Period: June 2, 2023-June 20, 2024
  • Funding Announcement Release: May 1, 2023
  • Informal Webinar: May 4, 2023 (Optional)
  • Application Deadline: May 16, 2023
  • Expected Selection Notification: May 22, 2023
  • Mandatory Grantee Meeting: June 13, 2023

Click here to read the Request for Applications instructions.

Completed applications must be submitted to CRIHB via email to both Christy Tonel at and Cesar Gonzalez-Garcia at

For more information, please contact, Christy or Cesar at (916) 929-9761.

2. Tribes-Behavioral Health Bridge Housing Fund

The California Department of Health Care Services recently announced the release of the Behavioral Health Bridge Housing Program RFA, this is specific to Tribal Entities in California. This funding connects behavioral health services to housing support for Native people who have serious behavioral health challenges. The Tribal funding amount is up to $50 million. The RFA is available here or by going to  There will be an informational webinar Monday, July 10, 2023. Registration for the webinar is on the same website.  Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2023, 4:00 PM.

Advocates for Human Potential is the administrative entity for this project, on behalf of DHCS, and has outstanding staff to support Tribes/Tribal Entities during the application and implementation processes. Amanda Barrios-Griggs is available to answer questions you may have about the RFA and the application process. Amanda can be reached by email or by phone (323) 430-9964.