The MHA issued a request for proposal (RFP) March 16 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. Applications are due to the MHA by 11:59 p.m. on June 1.
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. The RFP and supporting materials are available for members interested in applying for grant funding:
- Request for Proposal.
- Appendix A: Grant Scoring Criteria.
- Appendix B: Project Proposal & Workplan Template.
- Appendix C: Project Budget Template.
The MHA hosted a webinar April 11 to review the grant program. The session recording, presentation slides and a list of frequently asked questions are available to assist with the grant development process.
The MHA will accept online applications on a rolling, quarterly basis until funds are exhausted, beginning with the first application cycle that closes June 1. No emailed or hard copy applications will be accepted. Each organization is eligible to apply for up to $25 million.
Copies of the grant RFP materials and the online application are also available on the MHA Behavioral Health webpage.
Members with questions may contact Kelsey Ostergren at the MHA.