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MDHHS seeking proposals to advance community violence intervention strategies and enhance community safety

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to advance public health solutions to community violence. This funding will specifically advance community violence intervention strategies to enhance community safety in Michigan.

Community violence, which includes homicide and non-fatal shootings, causes substantial harm and trauma to communities across Michigan, especially in racially segregated and historically disinvested neighborhoods. Community violence continues to be a significant and growing public health problem. People who live in communities experiencing violence are at a higher risk for developing chronic diseases and may have limited opportunities to engage in healthy behaviors, such as using recreational spaces and accessing healthy food outlets.

The grant intends to provide direct community services. This opportunity is open to nonprofits, private, public, federally recognized tribes and universities, Indian Health Services, Tribal and Urban Indian Organizations. Fiduciaries may apply on behalf of these entities.

A total of $7 million is available in this RFP, with a maximum award of $1 million total for the two-year project Jan. 1, 2024 to Sept. 30, 2025.  Successful applications may be awarded continuing funding based upon funding availability and performance.

Funding is being made possible investments for Community Violence Intervention Programs included in Fiscal Years 2023 and 2024 budgets signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23.

A pre-application conference will be held to discuss this funding opportunity and provide instruction on using the EGrAMS system. The pre-application conference will be held Friday, Sept 22, 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 “Public Health Administration” link and selecting the “CVI-2024” grant program.

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