RFP Available for Pediatric Inpatient Behavioral Health Grant

The MHA is issuing a request for proposal (RFP) for a $50 million competitive grant program for Michigan healthcare entities to expand access to pediatric inpatient behavioral health services. The funding was appropriated by the Michigan Legislature as part of the state fiscal year 2023 state budget with the goal to increase the number of beds available to care for pediatric psychiatric patients requiring inpatient hospitalization.

The grant program will issue funds to entities across the state of Michigan for either the expansion of existing programs or development of new ones. Every effort will be made to award grant dollars to organizations in a geographically diverse manner to ensure equitable access to pediatric inpatient behavioral health services.

The following materials and templates are available for members interested in applying for grant funding:

The MHA will accept online applications on a rolling, quarterly basis until funds are exhausted. The first round of applications is due to the MHA by 11:59 p.m. on June 1. All applications will be blindly reviewed and scored to determine funding allocations. Each organization is eligible to apply for up to $25 million. No emailed or hard copy applications will be accepted.

Copies of the grant RFP materials and the online application are also available on the MHA Behavioral Health webpage.

The MHA will also host a webinar from 11 a.m. to noon April 11 to discuss the grant application in further detail and answer questions about the process.

Members with questions may contact Kelsey Ostergren at the MHA.