Providers, do you need more laptops, desktops, software licenses, webcams, cell phones, or PPE for your telehealth outreach? If so, check out this request for applications (PDF) from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). The state is using federal grant funding to help organizations develop, enhance and/or expand their facility’s telehealth infrastructure to address the needs of safety net patients with substance use disorder and/or mental health disorders. The deadline is August 3 at 1pm PT, and organizations can apply for grants of $50,000 for each funding opportunity listed.
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is utilizing available federal grant funding provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support behavioral health telehealth infrastructure improvement activities due to the impact of COVID-19. These funds are derived from the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) and the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG); therefore, all SABG and MHBG restrictions apply.