Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program

About the Alliance's Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program

The Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance) is a locally governed regional non-profit health plan that serves more than 350,000 members in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties. Since 1996, the Alliance has worked to improve health care locally for people living in the Central Coast region, and in 2009 also began serving people living in Merced County. Our mission is accessible, quality health care guided by local innovation.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) transformed the national health care landscape, and health care delivery in our service area. The rapid expansion of the Medi-Cal population put new demands on provider capacity and highlighted the need for behavioral health and substance use disorder services, as well as non-medical services that support a patient’s overall health and well-being. High utilizing, complex patients often require intensive medical care, in addition to non-medical resources such as shelter which enables their ability to access and engage in necessary care. The Alliance service area is challenged on all of these fronts to deliver accessible, quality health care to Medi-Cal members. To address these barriers, the Alliance offers grants to health care and community organizations to support efforts that advance our mission and increase Medi-Cal capacity in our service area.

Priority Focus Areas

The Alliance has identified three priority focus areas for its grant program:

   1. Increasing Provider Capacity;

   2. Expanding Access to Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Services;

   3. Developing and Strengthening High Utilizer Support Resources.

In July 2015, the Alliance began offering grants in the priority focus area of Provider Capacity. As of April 2016 the Alliance is offering grants that support development of Medi-Cal capacity in all three of its priority focus areas.

Learn more about the Priority Focus Areas and Goals for the Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program.

Grant Programs

In support of these three focus areas, the Alliance offers five different grant programs:

   Provider Recruitment Program
   Equipment Program
   Practice Coaching/Technical Assistance Program
   Capital Program
   Infrastructure Program

For more details on each of these programs, please see Current Funding Opportunities.

Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program Overview (printable PDF)


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