Public Invited to Comment on Federal Mental Health Grant Application

Contact: Angela Minicuci (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

For Immediate Release: September 28, 2011

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Community Health has submitted an application to the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for Community Mental Health Block Grant funding for fiscal year 2012-2013. The application is for funds totaling $12,532,381 for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

This annual funding is 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 public is invited to submit comments via e-mail or attend the next Advisory Council on Mental Illness to present comments in person. The plan is available online at:,1607,7-132-2941_4868_4902-125922--,00.html.

For more information, please contact Karen Cashen, Grants Manager, at (517) 335-5934 or e-mail her at

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