Medication Assisted Treatment Grant Program

Assembly Bill 653 (AB 653) (Chapter 745, Statutes of 2021) was approved by Governor Newsom on October 9, 2021. This bill requires funding competitive grants to counties, and require counties receiving grants to use these funds for various purposes relating to the treatment of substance use disorders and the provision of medication-assisted treatment. The bill also requires grant-funded counties to collect and maintain data on the effectiveness of the program. County data will be compiled into a final report to the Legislature describing the activities funded by the grant program and the success of those activities in reducing drug overdoses and recidivism by people housed in jail and people under criminal justice supervision.

AB 653 also added language to the California Penal Code Section 1., Article 6 (commencing with Section 6047), Chapter 5 of Title 7 of Part 3 to read, in pertinent part:

6047.1. (a) The Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Grant Program is hereby created and shall be administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

(b) The board shall award grants, on a competitive basis, to counties, as authorized by this article. The board shall establish minimum standards, funding schedules, and procedures for awarding grants.

On September 6, 2022, Governor Newsom approved Assembly Bill 179 (AB 179) (Chapter 249, Statutes of 2022) (Attachment C-2), amending the Budget Act of 2022 to include $10 million in funding for a new MAT Grant Program to be administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). (The BSCC is permitted to use up to five percent of this appropriation for administrative costs).


2024 MAT Grants

The application period for the 2024 MAT Grant is now open. Proposals are due by February 16, 2024.
Want to learn more about this grant? Attend a Virtual Grant Information Session on December 13, 2023.
See the 2024 MAT Grant RFP Instruction Packet (linked below) for more details.

Request for Proposals (RFP)

This RFP Instruction Packet provides the information necessary to prepare a proposal to the BSCC for funds available through the MAT Grant Program. Proposals selected for funding will be under agreement with the BSCC from July 1, 2024, to December 31, 2027. The term of the grant agreement includes a three-year service delivery period and an additional six months to finalize and submit the required Final Local Evaluation Report and financial audit. MAT Grant Proposals must be received by 5:00 P.M. (PST) on February 16, 2024.


2024 MAT Grant RFP Instruction Packet

2024 MAT Grant Notice of Funding Availability

2024 MAT Grant Agreement - Sample


Mandatory Attachments to the RFP

  1. 2024 MAT Budget Attachment
  2. 2024 MAT Project Work Plan
  3. 2024 MAT Certification of Compliance with BSCC Policies Regarding Debarment, Fraud, Theft, and Embezzlement
  4. 2024 MAT Criteria for Non-Governmental Organizations Receiving Subawards

Submission Instructions

BSCC uses special application software called “Submittable” for its competitive grant process. Applications for the MAT Grant Program must be submitted through the BSCC Submittable Application Portal. To apply for this funding opportunity, applicants must create a free Submittable account or use an existing Submittable account when prompted. After an account is established, applicants may proceed with the submission process. As part of this process, applicants will be required to upload mandatory attachments. Applicants will complete these attachments ahead of time and then upload them to the BSCC Submittable Application Portal.

Please be advised that completing the application and uploading the required documents into the Submittable Application Portal can take a significant amount of time. It is extremely important that applicants begin the submission process early. Applicants that wait until the due date to complete the submission process often run out of time. Applicants are strongly advised to submit proposals well in advance of the due date and time to avoid disqualification. The Submittable application portal will not accept submissions after 5:00 PM (PST) on February 16, 2024.


2024 MAT Grant Virtual Grant Information Session - Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 10:00 AM

To learn more about the grant or ask technical questions, prospective applicants are invited to attend a Grant Information Session. The purpose this session is to provide clarification on application instructions and answer technical questions from prospective applicants. BSCC staff will review application submission instructions, applicant eligibility, funding information, eligible grant activities and the rating process. After a brief presentation, prospective applicants will be able to ask questions. Attendance is not a requirement of applying for the grant. The information session will be recorded and posted.


MAT Grant Virtual Information Session - YouTube Link


Contact the BSCC regarding the Medication-Assisted Treatment Grant

To provide general public comment submit an email to:

MAT Grant contacts: