MDHHS Seeks Proposals to Expand Mobile Response Team for Youth Crisis Through MI Kids Now

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to expand access to mobile response teams to address crisis situations for young people through the MI Kids Now Mobile Response II Grant Program.

The program is intended to expand intensive crisis stabilization services for children who are experiencing emotional symptoms, behaviors, or traumatic circumstances that have compromised or impacted their ability to function within their family, living situation, school/childcare or community.

Eligible applicants are Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP) as defined under Section 330.1204 of the Michigan Mental Health Code. This service will be available to families regardless of current participation in or eligibility for CMHSP services, and CMHSPs would be able to use grant funding to design services that are proactive in nature and address crisis situations prior to further escalation.

The amount available is $1 million with an individual maximum award of $200,000. The department estimates issuing up to five awards. Grant applications for the MI Kids Now Mobile Response Grant Program RFP must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 21.

A pre-application conference will be held to discuss this funding opportunity and provide instruction on using the EGrAMS system. The pre-application conference will be held on Wednesday, May 17 at 10 a.m., and will last approximately 90 minutes. The conference can be accessed at

For more information or to apply, visit the EGrAMS website and select “About EGrAMS” link in the left panel to access the “Competitive Application Instructions” training manual. The complete RFP can be accessed under the ‘Current Grants’ section under the “Specialty Behavioral Health Services” link and selecting the “MKNII-2024” grant program.

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