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The U. S, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant to California’s Department of Health Care Services. The purpose of the grant is to address the opioid crisis by improving access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder.

This Agreement implements the California Hub and Spoke System (CA H&SS). Each CA H&SS consists of a “Hub” and multiple “Spokes.” An existing Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP) or Medication Unit (MU) will serve as the Hub while physicians who prescribe or dispense buprenorphine in office-based settings will serve as the Spokes. Hubs serve as regional consultants and subject matter experts on opioid dependence and treatment with a broad public health mission. Grant funding will create at least 15 CA H&SS

The Contractor, serving as the Hub, shall be responsible for the following: 1. Outreach; 2. Treatment Services; 3. Data Collection and Performance Measures; 4. Reports, 5.Evaluation 6. Training 7. Invoices 8. Subcontracting.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
Contractors for the CAHSS my be a Narcotic Treatment Project, Medication Unit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), or a county.

In counties that have a DHCS licensed Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP) or Medication Unit (MU), only the NTP or MU can submit an application. In counties without an NTP located in the county, the applicant may be an out-of-county NTP, substance Abuse Provider, FQHC, or county.

All Hubs and Spokes must enroll or be enrolled in Drug Medi-Cal or Fee-for-Service Medi-Cal.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jun 26, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
May 16, 2017
Min Award
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
# of Awards
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Slides from a Webinar on this program are available at:
Match Required?
California Department of Health Care Services
Competition Notes
A multiple stage evaluation process will be used to score narrative applications.
Executive Summary - 10 points
Applicant Capability - 20 points
Planning and Implementation - 64 Points
Management Plan - 12 Points
Total Possible Points - 108
Further Information
Contract Manager: Kevin Matsuda
(916) 327-3098
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