MDHHS issues Request for Proposal for sexual risk avoidance education programming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2018

CONTACT: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposal for public and private non-profit organizations to provide qualifying sexual risk avoidance education programming to Michigan youth.  

MDHHS is committed to the goal of increasing the number of youth (10-15 years of age) who abstain from sexual activity and other risky behaviors. MDHHS expects to award approximately $1.65 million annually through this competitive RFP process to 11 agencies, with funding of $150,000 per year to implement sexual risk avoidance education programming.

Funded applicants will receive ongoing technical assistance from a MDHHS project coordinator as well as the evaluation team from Michigan Public Health Institute. Technical assistance will include help with program start-up, reporting requirements and alleviating barriers to program implementation.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the MI E-Grants program by July 11 at 3 p.m. The program period begins Oct. 1, 2018 and ends Sept. 30, 2019.  

For more information or to apply, visit the MI E-Grants 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 “Public Health Administration” link and selecting the “EYT-2019” grant program.

# # #