DHCS, OSG Announce ACEs Aware Grant Opportunity

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with the Office of the California Surgeon General (OSG), recently released a request for proposals (RFP) for a second round of ACEs Aware grants. The new round of 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 healthcare 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.

Two types of grants will be available: network of care planning grants and network of care implementation grants. 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.

RFPs are due on December 21, 2020. An informational webinar will be held on December 11 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit questions for the webinar via email to info@acesaware.org by noon on Monday, December 7.

More information about the RFP, including details on the informational webinar, is available here.