MDHHS Issues Requests for Proposals for Expanding, Enhancing Emotional Health Program Expansion

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFPs) to expand the number of sites offering the Expanding, Enhancing Emotional Health program.

According to the MDHHS, the purpose of the Expanding, Enhancing Emotional Health Program RFP is to “support comprehensive mental health services to children and adolescents in a school-based location by a licensed mental health professional.”

They say Expanding, Enhancing Emotional Health is a program model of the Child and Adolescent Health Center Program.

Furthermore, the MDHHS states that the RFP is open to public and non-public organizations such as local health departments, community health centers, community mental health agencies, Federally Qualified Health Centers, non-profit hospitals/health systems, school districts, federally recognized tribes and other health care or social services organizations qualified to provide mental health care to those who are school-aged.

The four-month award begins June 1 and ends Sept. 30, with the total available amount being $1.5 million. The maximum, according to the MDHHS, is $110,000 per successful applicant.

Successful applicants will be invited to apply for annual renewals based on availability of funds and acceptable performance.

Grant applications for the Expanding, Enhancing Emotional Health Expansion Program RFP must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m. on April 15.

For more information, or to apply, click here and select “About EGraMS” link in the left panel to access the “Competitive Application Instructions” training manual.

The MDHHS also issued a Request for Proposals to expand the Child and Adolescent Health Center program through school-based or school-linked health services.

They say the models funded through this grant include Child and Adolescent Health Centers (CAHC) and School Wellness programs (SWP).

The purpose of the CAHC Program Expansion, according to the MDHHS, is to provide school-based or school-linked comprehensive primary care and preventative health services, psychosocial and health promotion/disease prevention services, Medicaid outreach activities and access to Medicaid preventative services in a child and adolescent-friendly manner and atmosphere for those ages five to 21.

They say programs provide a safe and caring place for kids and adolescents to learn positive health behaviors, prevent diseases and receive needed medical care and support, resulting in healthy youth who are ready and able to learn and become educated, productive adults.

The RFP is open to public and non-profit organizations such as non-public organizations such as local health departments, community health centers, community mental health agencies, Federally Qualified Health Centers, non-profit hospitals/health systems, school districts, federally recognized tribes and other health care or social services organizations qualified to provide school-based or school-linked health care services.

The four month award begins June 1 and ends Sept. 30, with the total available amount being $2.09 million. The maximum awards of $300,000 and minimum awards of $170,000 will be available per successful applicant.

Successful applicants will be invited to apply for annual renewals based on availability of funds and acceptable performance.

Grant applications for the Child and Adolescent Health Center Program Expansion RFP must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m. on April 15.