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MDHHS seeking proposals to open Child and Adolescent Health Centers

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is requesting proposals to expand the Child and Adolescent Health Center Program through school-based or school-linked health services. The models funded through this grant include Child and Adolescent Health Centers (CAHC) and School Wellness Programs (SWP). 

The Child and Adolescent Health Center Program provides a safe and caring place for children and adolescents to learn positive health behaviors, prevent diseases and receive needed medical care and support. Clinical CAHC and SWP program models assist eligible children and adolescents with enrollment in Medicaid and provide access to Medicaid preventive services.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) is open to public and non-profit entities such as local health departments, community health centers, community mental health agencies, federally qualified health centers, non-profit hospitals/health systems, school districts, federally recognized Michigan tribes, Urban Indian Health Clinic programs and other health care or social service organizations qualified to provide school-based or school-linked health care services. Applicants must demonstrate collaboration between the local school district, health care providers and sponsoring agencies in the application.

The four-month award begins June 1 and ends Sept. 30, 2024. There is $4.46 million available, with maximum awards of $330,000 and minimum awards of $180,000. Successful applicants will be invited to apply for annual renewals based on availability of funds and acceptable performance. Priority will be given to proposed sites in counties without a current, state funded CAHC clinical program model as identified in a reference list of Michigan counties in the RFP.

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 at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, and will last approximately 90 minutes. The conference can be accessed at At the conclusion of the conference, this link can be used to access the recording of this webinar.

Any questions concerning the content of this RFP must be sent via email to on or before Friday, Jan. 26.  Questions may be discussed verbally at the pre-application conference.  MDHHS will compile all relevant questions and answers and post these as well as any other clarifications or revisions to the initial RFP by Wednesday, Jan. 31, on the EGrAMS website.

Grant applications for the Child and Adolescent Health Center Program Implementation RFP must be submitted electronically through EGrAMS by 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 12.

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 “CAHIP-2024” grant program.

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