MDHHS issues Requests for Proposals for behavioral health mediation services program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2020
Contact: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFPs) to develop and implement a statewide system of local mediation services to resolve disputes related to behavioral health services.

The Mediation Services for Behavioral Health Service Recipients program seeks to plan, develop, pilot, implement, monitor, oversee, evaluate and deliver a comprehensive, complex, high-quality statewide mediation program for recipients of behavioral health services. A total of $500,000 is available in this RFP, and MDHHS anticipates issuing one award.

Funded applicants will receive ongoing guidance from the MDHHS project coordinator regarding program start-up, reporting requirements and barriers to program implementation.

Grant applications for the Mediation Services for Behavioral Health Service Recipients RFP must be submitted electronically through the MI E-Grants program by 3 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2021. The program period begins Feb. 1, 2021 and ends Sept. 30, 2021.

For more information or to apply, visit the MI E-Grants 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 “Behavioral Hlth and Dev Dis Adm Standard” link and selecting the “MSBH-2021” grant program.

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