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Michigan child abuse neglect and prevention grant applications being accepted by Children's Trust Fund


CONTACT: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112

LANSING, Mich. – Community organizations interested in providing services to prevent child abuse and neglect can apply for Michigan Children’s Trust Fund grants.

The Children’s Trust Fund within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced today it is accepting competitive bids for the grants. Successful grantees can receive up to $50,000 per year for four years beginning in October.

This funding opportunity is for community-based secondary direct prevention programs/services designed to promote strong, nurturing families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The target population is families that have risks or challenges in their lives that could result in parenting and child development challenges and the risk of child abuse or neglect.

These direct services grants are paying for innovative services and supports statewide. Examples include:

  • Evidenced-based home visitation programs such as Healthy Families America and Parents as Teachers.
  • Services for families with incarcerated parents.
  • Parent education support groups in family resource centers.
  • Positive parenting using the Triple P Model.

Proposals must be submitted electronically no later than 3 p.m. June 19 via the E-Grants Administration and Management System, better known as EGrAMS, to be considered for funding. Register with EGrAMS at

The DS-FY18 application materials can be found in EGrAMS. Click on “Direct Services” under “Current Grants” if the list of grants isn’t displayed. Prospective applicants can contact Scott Addison at 517-335-7770 or for more information.

Created by the Michigan Legislature in 1982, the Children’s Trust Fund is Michigan’s only statewide nonprofit organization solely dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

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