The HEAR US funding opportunity will support Californian nonprofit organizations in expanding access to and utilization of behavioral health recovery services through a health equity approach that seeks to remove barriers to care for communities of color, Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and others who have faced discrimination and unequal access to behavioral health care systems.
Over an 18-month period, awardees will help implement the Roadmap to Improve Access and Equity for Communities in Recovery, which was created in the first phase of the HEAR US project. This roadmap is grounded in the following guiding principles for providing behavioral health recovery services, which include ensuring:
Organizations should recognize that severe mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED) and substance use disorder (SUD) are complex conditions and require multi-pronged approaches that address other aspects of a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health and the social conditions that often affect access to care. These conditions may include, but are not limited to, language accessibility, lack of person-centered care plans, cost of health care, stigma and discrimination in care settings, high threshold services that interrupt people’s ability to care for themselves, lack of recovery housing, treatment wait lists, and cultural barriers.
For more information about the scope of work, see the following link: https://recoveryservicesproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/BHRSP-HEAR-US-Phase-2-RFA-08.14.23-FINAL-V2.pdf#page=5
For examples of eligible funded activities, see: https://recoveryservicesproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/BHRSP-HEAR-US-Phase-2-RFA-08.14.23-FINAL-V2.pdf#page=8
Estimated Total Program Funding: