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Funding available for projects aimed at improving mental health in the juvenile justice system

Funding available for projects aimed at improving mental health in the juvenile justice system

(MDHHS, November 24, 2021)

LANSING, Michigan – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in conjunction with the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice (MCJJ) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for stakeholders to implement and evaluate programs to prevent delinquency linked to mental disorders. health in the juvenile justice system.

The MDHHS is convinced that the juvenile justice system is not always the appropriate place for young people and their families who suffer from mental health problems and disorders related to substance abuse. Likewise, MCJJ is aware that keeping young people out of the juvenile justice system can have long-term positive effects on young people.

The MDHHS plans to award approximately $ 590,000 over two years as part of this competitive multi-agency bidding process, with funding of up to $ 295,000 per year to support implementation and evaluation of programs / initiatives aimed at preventing delinquency and treating young people with mental disorders. health problems / substance use disorders (HD / SUD) in the right place, with the right interventions.

The Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice provides advice, suggestions and solutions to Governor Gretchen Whitmer on juvenile justice issues. The committee works in collaboration with the MDHHS and other agencies and has been instrumental in changing practices, policies and philosophies to improve the juvenile justice system.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by January 4, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. The program period begins February 1, 2022 and ends September 30, 2022. Successful applicants may receive funding until September 30. 2023, subject to availability of funding and acceptable performance.

For more information or to apply, visit the MI E-Grants website and select the “About EGrAMS” link in the left panel to access the “Competitive Application Instructions” training manual. The full call for tenders is available in the “Current Grants” section under the link “Children’s Services Agency” and by selecting the “JJMHD-2022” grant program.

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