As part of the Tribal MAT project, DHCS is providing two grant opportunities to support Tribes and Tribal/Urban Indian organizations: the California Native Medications for Addiction Treatment Network for Healing and Recovery (NMAT) grant and the California Tribal and Urban Indian Community-Defined Best Practices (TUICDBP) grant. The NMAT grant funds grantees to develop, operationalize, and sustain medications for addiction treatment services. The TUICDBP grant, acknowledging that culture is medicine, provides funding for grantees to identify and integrate traditional cultural healing practices into recovery. The current round of funding provides up to $150,000 each for up to 14 NMAT grantees and up to 25 TUICDBP grantees during a 13-month period from May 2023–May 2024.

The USC team will provide technical assistance (TA) with data collection and analysis for NMAT and TUICDBP grantees to ensure they conduct the most effective data collection and/or data analysis to serve their programmatic goals. TA may include assistance with literature reviews to understand existing knowledge, assistance designing or implementing focus groups or surveys, assistance with the analysis of existing data, and/or other support as identified by grantees. This approach emphasizes individualized support, as the USC team will work directly with each grantee based on their unique needs and priorities ensure high quality data collection and better use of collected and existing data. This approach honors Tribal sovereignty and self-determination.


Claradina Soto, PhD, MPH (she/her)

Tribal affiliations:
Navajo/Jemez Pueblo

Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences