MDHHS issues RFP for gambling disorder helpline and treatment services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2021
Contact: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide services aimed at reducing gambling disorder among Michigan residents.

The purpose of the Michigan Gambling Disorder Helpline and Treatment Services program is to provide crisis intervention, assessment, treatment referral and outpatient counseling services to individuals and families affected by gambling disorder.

The RFP seeks competitive plans for local projects, a 24-hour problem gambling helpline and gambling disorder treatment services. The successful applicant will also participate in the Michigan Problem Gambling Diversion Program.

The funded applicant will receive ongoing technical assistance from the MDHHS project coordinator which include help with program start-up, reporting requirements and barriers to program implementation.

The award period begins Oct. 1, 2021 and ends Sept. 30, 2022.  MDHHS expects to award approximately $950,000 to one applicant.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m. on Aug. 4, 2021.

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 "GAMB-2022" grant program.

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