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MDHHS Issues RFP for Flint feasibility assessment for cancer study

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to oversee a feasibility assessment for research and to conduct community engagement and communication activities in the City of Flint. 


This request is part of MDHHS’ continuing response to ongoing community concerns regarding cancer and environmental contamination in the City of Flint. The purpose of the program is to fund a recipient to do the following with involvement from the City of Flint community:

  • Design and implement an RFP that will fund a subgrantee to perform a feasibility assessment of an environmental epidemiology cancer study for the City of Flint.
  • Oversee the completion of the feasibility assessment.
  • Ensure community engagement and communication activities in the City of Flint are conducted for all program activities.


Eligible applicants include universities, Federally Recognized Tribes, non-profit 501C3 and private organizations able to perform the necessary requirements of the RFP. A total of $500,000 over three years is available in this RFP. MDHHS anticipates issuing one award.


Grant applications for the Community-Participatory Feasibility Assessment for Cancer Study, Flint-2024 (CFACS-2023) RFP must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 27. The first year of the program period begins Oct. 1, 2023 and ends Sept. 30, 2024.


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 Wednesday, May 24 at 9 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 “Public Health Administration” link and selecting the “CFACS-2024” grant program.


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