LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to implement evidence-based practices in order to promote and preserve community-based placement for juvenile justice involved youth in Michigan.
The Evidence-Based Services for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System program seeks to increase the availability of Multisystemic Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behaviors and Functional Family Therapy services with juvenile justice involved youth, in order to promote and preserve community-based placement and decrease the need for out-of-home care. A total of $445,000 is available in this RFP, and MDHHS anticipates issuing up to three awards.
Funded applicants will receive ongoing guidance from the MDHHS project coordinator regarding program start-up, reporting requirements and barriers to program implementation.
Grant applications for the Evidence-Based Services for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System RFP must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m. on April 13. The program period begins May 1 and ends Sept. 30. Funding from Oct. 1 through April 30, 2022, may be available to successful applicants, based upon funding availability and acceptable performance.
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 “Behavioral Hlth and Dev Dis Adm Standard” link and selecting the “EBSJJ- 2021” grant program. — G.G.