MDHHS issues RFP for youth suicide prevention programming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 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 suicides among young adults.

The purpose of the Transforming Youth Suicide Prevention program is to decrease the rates of suicide in young adults aged 18-24 years old, not in a traditional college/university setting, by carrying out identification and early intervention projects, particularly for areas where the 2015-2019 suicide rate for the designated age group exceeds the national rate of 15.66 per 100,000 people.

The RFP seeks competitive plans for local projects that will expand services, prioritizing proposals that focus on suicide prevention among young adults, service counties that exceed the national rate of suicide, serve high-risk populations and incorporate health equity into their approach and outreach.

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

The award period begins Oct. 1, 2021 and ends Sept. 30, 2022.  MDHHS expects to award approximately $180,000 to up to three applicants, with a maximum of $60,000 per applicant.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m. on May 12, 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 "Public Health Administration" link and selecting the "TYSP-2022" grant program.

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