Medication Assisted Treatment Grant Program

Assembly Bill 653 (AB 653) (Chapter 745, Statutes of 2021) was approved by Governor Newsom on October 9, 2021. This bill requires funding competitive grants to counties, and require counties receiving grants to use these funds for various purposes relating to the treatment of substance use disorders and the provision of medication-assisted treatment. The bill also requires grant-funded counties to collect and maintain data on the effectiveness of the program. County data will be compiled into a final report to the Legislature describing the activities funded by the grant program and the success of those activities in reducing drug overdoses and recidivism by people housed in jail and people under criminal justice supervision.

AB 653 also added language to the California Penal Code Section 1., Article 6 (commencing with Section 6047), Chapter 5 of Title 7 of Part 3 to read, in pertinent part:

6047.1. (a) The Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Grant Program is hereby created and shall be administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

(b) The board shall award grants, on a competitive basis, to counties, as authorized by this article. The board shall establish minimum standards, funding schedules, and procedures for awarding grants.

On September 6, 2022, Governor Newsom approved Assembly Bill 179 (AB 179) (Chapter 249, Statutes of 2022) (Attachment C-2), amending the Budget Act of 2022 to include $10 million in funding for a new MAT Grant Program to be administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). (The BSCC is permitted to use up to five percent of this appropriation for administrative costs).


2024 MAT Grants

The 2024 MAT Grantees are under agreement with the BSCC for a grant service delivery period that runs May 1, 2024 to June 30, 2027.  The term of the grant agreement ends December 31, 2027.  The additional six months are included so grantees can finalize and submit the required Final Local Evaluation Report and financial audit.   2024 MAT Grant Project Summaries

# County Lead Agency Award
1 Fresno County (partial award) Sheriff's Office $44,348
2 Kings County Sheriff's Office $1,250,000
3 Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency $1,250,000
4 Riverside County Riverside University Health System Behavioral Health $1,250,000
5 Sacramento County Human Services $1,250,000
6 San Lois Obispo County Health Agency $1,250,000
7 Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office $1,250,000
8 Siskiyou and Modoc Counties Siskiyou County Public Health Department $2,455,652


Contact the BSCC regarding the Medication-Assisted Treatment Grant

To provide general public comment submit an email to:

MAT Grant contacts: