The Department of Health Care Services in partnership with Office of the California Surgeon General and thetoday released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a second round of ACEs Aware grants, with a submission deadline of December 21, 2020. 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.
ACEs Aware Network of Care Grants: RFP Timeline
The informational webinar will be held on December 11, 2020, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit questions for the webinar via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon on December 7, 2020. Mark your calendar and join this Zoom link on webinar day.
More information about the RFP and the informational webinar is available on the ACEs Aware website.