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MDHHS Children’s Trust Fund seeks proposals for programs to prevent child abuse and neglect

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Children’s Trust Fund is looking for proposals to deliver innovative services statewide to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The Direct Service Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Program supports local or statewide public, private or nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations with community-based, secondary prevention programs and services designed to promote strong, nurturing families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Grants funded through this program should target families that have risks or challenges in their lives that could result in parenting and child development difficulties, creating a risk of child abuse or neglect. A total of $400,000 is available through this program. The Children’s Trust Fund expects to award about five grants.

Funded applicants will receive ongoing technical assistance from the Children’s Trust Fund project coordinator. Technical assistance will include help with program start-up, reporting requirements and barriers to program implementation.

Applicants must electronically submit applications for initial review and endorsement by a Children’s Trust Fund local council by 3 p.m., May 31. Applications endorsed by local councils will be forwarded to MDHHS by June 13. The program period runs from Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023.

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 request for proposals can be accessed in the ‘Current Grants’ section under the “Children’s Trust Fund Direct Service” link by selecting the “DSIA-2023” grant program.

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