MDCH Submits Application For Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant

Contact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

October 18, 2007

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has submitted an application to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration for Community Mental Health Block Grant funding.

The application is to receive funding, in the amount of $13,429,543, for the fiscal year that begins October 1, 2007. These annual funds are used to improve public community-based mental health services for adults who have serious mental illness and for children who have serious emotional disturbance.

The application is in the form of a proposed three-year plan for Michigan's community mental health system. The plan can be accessed at the following site:,1607,7-132-2941_4868_4902-125922--,00.html. Public comment on the plan is invited. There is a link at the site that may be used to submit comments.

If you would like a copy of the plan mailed to you, please call Karen Cashen at (517) 335-5934.