Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program

How to Apply for a Grant

Step 1. Learn about Funding Opportunities

See Funding Opportunities to learn about each grant program.

Step 2. Check Eligibility

Make sure your organization and request meets our Eligibility Guidelines.

Step 3. Submit an Application

If eligible, submit an application by the appropriate deadline. Information about how to submit an application using the online grant portal can be found at the bottom of this page.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis if funds are still available for allocation. Current and upcoming dates are listed below.

Deadline Award Decision
January 19, 2021 April 28, 2021
July 19, 2021 October 28, 2021

Step 4: Alliance Reviews Proposals and Responds

Proposals are reviewed by Alliance staff and recommendations are made to the Alliance Board based on the established criteria. Alliance staff may request additional information during the application review process. Depending on the grant type, a site visit or meeting may be requested after review of the application. The Alliance may choose to engage a third party to participate in the review of applications for certain requests that require specialized technical expertise.

Please note that proposal summaries are included in Alliance Board meeting packets and available to the public for those proposals that are recommended to the Board for approval.

Applicants can expect to be notified of funding decisions within two and a half weeks of the Board’s award decision.

There are no guarantees that applicants will be awarded funding. Even though a project may qualify and the organization may meet the eligibility requirements, decisions regarding the awarding of the funds and the amount awarded are at the sole discretion of the Alliance Board and are not eligible for appeal.

Online Grant Portal - User Information

All Alliance grant applications should be submitted online unless otherwise noted.

The Alliance's online grant portal is available to:

 • Submit grant applications.
 • Track applications and/or grant awards.
 • Submit payment requests and reports for grant awards.

Is my organization already on the Alliance’s grant portal?
The Alliance’s online grant portal became effective April 18, 2016. If your organization submitted an application prior to this date, it is already in our system.

What if my organization has never applied for an Alliance grant?
If your organization has never applied for an Alliance grant, you are a new user and will need to set up an account in the online grant portal. Please see the video below on how to create a new account.

How many people can apply for grants under my organization?
The online grant portal allows for more than one contact person to apply for grants under your organization’s account. The first contact is added during account creation. If you would like to add an additional contact, please contact Each contact will be able to see the organization’s application history, but each contact will only be able to access the applications and grants submitted under their name.

What should I do if I forget or misplace my login credentials?
If you need login information resent, please email request to

What if I need technical support using the online grant portal?
The Alliance’s grant program staff is available to troubleshoot any issues you may encounter with the online grant portal. Please contact or contact Grant Program staff at (831) 430-5784.

Video Tutorial for Online Grant Portal


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