Request for Application (RFA) for Youth Drop-In Centers


Request for Application – Addendum 1

Budget Worksheet

Questions and Answers

Addendum 1 Change Log

Written Questions Due Date: February 24, 2020

Application Due Date: March 27, 2020 April 24, 2020, by 4:00 PM


Youth Drop-In Center – Request for Application

The Budget Act of 2019 provided the Commission $14,589,000 to support the establishment or expansion of integrated mental health youth drop-in centers which provide mental health and wellness services for individuals between 12-25 years of age and their families. These programs will be equipped to meet the needs of youth, including mental and behavioral health needs, housing, education and employment support, and linkage to other services. The Budget Act called for a focus on vulnerable and marginalized youth and populations of youth with known disparities e.g., LGBTQ, homeless, and indigenous youth. The availability of these funds builds upon the internationally recognized headspace model of Australia and the work of Santa Clara County to adapt that model using Mental Health Services Act Innovation funding through the development of the allcove program.

County, city, or multi-county mental health or behavioral health departments, including multi-county partnerships are eligible to apply. Not-for-profit organizations, educational entities, or health care districts may apply for a grant if designated by the county, city, or multi-county behavioral health department. Funds may be used to supplement but not supplant local funding for youth drop-in centers.