We are pleased to announce a funding opportunity through the Elevate Youth California — Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program.
Grounded in social justice youth development, Elevate Youth California supports a statewide network of organizations working on youth substance use prevention, education and early intervention in low-income urban and rural areas throughout California, with a focus on impacting policy, systems and environmental change. Funding is focused on communities disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs and criminalization of substance use, which often have less access to treatment and information about substance use supports.
The Center is seeking applications from community-based organizations and Tribal organizations that strive for health equity and that will work on specific culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention, outreach and education projects focused on youth ages 12 to 26, who are at even greater risk for substance use due to intersectional identities and social factors.
With grants up to $1 million over three years, this funding opportunity will support prevention of youth substance use and must be focused on the following outcomes: 1. Investment in youth empowerment, leadership and development, 2. Program implementation through a cultural lens of the impacted community, and 3. The promotion of population-level impacts through policy, systems and environmental change.
Applications are due by October 2 at 1 p.m. PT.
Request for Applications Review Webinars
We will hold two webinars to review the request for applications. The content on each webinar will be the same and will be repeated. Participation on a webinar is not required, but is strongly encouraged.
Thursday, September 10
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 17
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.