The New MI Bridges Self-Service Portal

As a part of MDHHS’s Integrated Service Delivery effort, MI Bridges and the Assistance Application are undergoing transformative changes. These changes have been made in close collaboration with clients, community partners, and MDHHS caseworkers, who have provided input and feedback throughout the process.  The new MI Bridges will enable residents to identify their needs and connect to community resources that meet those needs to improve stability over time. These resources include community programs and organizations through a partnership with Michigan 2-1-1.

Important Implementation Dates

Please note that implementation dates are subject to change. This website will be updated with the latest dates as they are confirmed.

  • September 12, 2017: Muskegon County launched the pilot of select features of the new MI Bridges.

  • November 2017: Community partner registration began! Both existing and new partners should complete the registration process.

  • January 2018: Community partner training began!

  • January 22, 2018: The new assistance application launched statewide.

  • February 12, 2018 – March 18, 2018: Clients and community partners in Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Jackson, and Muskegon counties begin a soft launch of the new MI Bridges.

  • March 19, 2018: Statewide rollout begins. Clients and community partners in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula counties (Regions 1, 2 & 3) begin using the new MI Bridges.

  • March 26, 2018: Statewide rollout continues. Clients and community partners in Central, East, West, and Southwest Michigan counties (Regions 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 ) begin using the new MI Bridges.

  • April 2, 2018: Statewide rollout continues. Clients and community partners in Southeast Michigan counties (Regions 9 & 10) begin using the new MI Bridges.  

  • May 2018: The new MI Bridges is available across the state for all Michigan residents.

Contact MDHHS

Have additional questions?  For more information or questions on how you can get involved, please contact:

MDHHScommunitypartners@michigan.gov