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MDHHS seeking proposals for competitive nursing facility enrichment programs

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Long Term Care Operations Section has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for quality-of-life enrichment projects for residents of nursing homes.

The purpose of the Nursing Facility Enrichment Program is to fund projects and activities that will benefit and enrich the lives of nursing facility residents. All proposals must include enhancements to nursing facility services and go beyond the services required to be provided by a nursing facility.

Eligible applicants include hospitals and health care organizations, academic institutions, nursing facilities, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, Native American tribal organizations and other organizations able to plan, implement and evaluate projects, programs, and systems improvements designed to protect or improve quality of life and care for residents of nursing facilities.

The grant period is from Oct. 1, 2023, to Sept. 30, 2024. The total amount available is $5 million. MDHHS plans to issue 20 awards, with a maximum single award amount of $750,000 and minimum amount of $15,000. 

Grant applications for the Nursing Facility Enrichment Competitive Program RFP must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m., April 26.

A pre-application conference will be held to provide information about the grant program and instruction on using the EGrAMS system. The pre-application conference will be held on March 24 at 10 a.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes. The conference can be accessed at

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 “Medical Services Administration” link and selecting the “NFEP-2024” grant program.

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