Improving outcomes through community engagement

About the Grants Programs

CalMHSA has coordinated with several counties to offer funding to local organizations and individuals, through which to perform community engagement activities which help raise awareness and offer services relating to mental health and wellness.

Below, you will find a list of all of the Grant opportunities and programs which CalMHSA currently administers.

Alameda County Loan Repayment Program: 2021-2022 Cycle


  • Application Period (7/01/2021 – 8/31/2021) 
  • Application Review (9/15/2021 – 11/30/2021) 
  • Awardee Selection and Notification (12/01/2021 – 1/14/2022) 

CalMHSA, in partnership with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, is proud to announce the Alameda County Loan Repayment Program (ACLRP) opportunity. The ACLRP is a grant opportunity for current, eligible employees in hard-to-fill/retain positions in the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care system. Awardees of this grant will receive up to $10,000 payable toward their education loans after a 12-month service period with the county. 

Visit the Alameda County Loan Repayment Program page for more information here.

For any questions, please email

Los Angeles County Grants Program

Update: 8/11/2020

When the LA County Department of Mental Health and CalMHSA set out to provide mini-grants to community innovation projects, the vision was to create community conveneings that brought people together to improve the wellbeing of people in LA County.  

The current pandemic has made these kinds of efforts difficult, and we regret to announce that we need to postpone awarding grants until we receive more clarity from state and local partners on how to proceed. Both LACDMH and CalMHSA remain committed to supporting innovative and community-centered mental health efforts, and we are working to adapt grant and program design to meet our new physical distancing realities.

While we cannot fully understand the impact these delays may have on various projects, we appreciate everything that applicants have done to rethink wellbeing in their respective communities, and we hope to revisit this process when the pandemic subsides. Despite the uncertainty, we will continue to support community organizations as we are all in this together. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, feedback, or concerns.

We will notify all previous and current applicants on all communication channels to ensure everyone is aware as changes develop. We hope you and your communities remain safe and healthy, and we are here to help support despite the challenges we all currently face.


Sacramento County BHS Grant Program

CalMHSA, in partnership with the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services, is proud to announce the awardees of the Sacramento County Community-Driven Time-Limited Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) grants. These grants seek to continue to build the community capacity through prevention and early intervention activities.

We congratulate all of the selected grantees and look forward to the watching the impact of their work throughout Sacramento County. To view all of the awardees please see the link below.

Please see awardee list here.