The CPCA Medi-Cal Health Enrollment Navigators Project (Navigators Project) launched alongside the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will award $17.75 million to subcontractors for work completed between December 1, 2023 and June 30, 2025. The funding is dedicated to community health centers (CHCs) and consortia that will assist with Medi-Cal outreach, enrollment, renewal, utilization, and troubleshooting efforts across California, which are considered “navigation services.”

Application Process & Deadlines

To help identify where allocations of funds for these Medi-Cal efforts are needed and where the funding would best be utilized, the application is divided into two parts:

Part I – Now Open for Applications

Application Deadline: September 26, 2023 | 5:00 PM PST

Submit Application

Identify your interest and need for new funding for the Navigators Project, along with your most recent annual financial audit. CHCs and consortia are encouraged to apply.

Part II

Launching October 16th

Submit a proposed narrative, work plan, and budget.

Important Notes
  • Only organizations who complete Part I of the application will be invited to submit Part II of the application for consideration.
  • When feasible, applications from CHCs who are members of a consortium and applied independently as an organization will be combined into a regional application. Awards will be administered by consortia.
  • Your individual responses may be shared with your consortium to determine if a regional application can be developed.
  • Final applications (Part I and Part II) will be shared with DHCS for funding approval. Overall responses will be summarized and used for reporting purposes.
  • Applicants may be asked to modify their requests (by scaling up or down) based on available funds and regional need.


CHCs and consortia across the state of California are eligible for funding through the Navigators Project

Eligible CHCs include: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) – including Tribal FQHCs and FQHC look-alikes – free clinics, Indian health clinics, intermittent clinics, community clinics, and rural health clinics located in California. Also included are Tribal FQHCs and Indian health clinics located on tribal land adjacent to California that provide services to American Indians and their families who live in California.

Webinars & Office Hours

You can access the recording of the September 11 webinar in the resources section below. 

Office Hours

Office hours for Part I of the application process have closed. 

Another webinar and set of office hours will be available in the coming weeks for those organizations who submit Part I of the application and plan to submit Part II.


Part I

Part II

Project Implementation


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