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Governor Whitmer Announces Mobile Response Grant Recipients as Part of State’s Commitment to Mental Health Resources


September 14, 2023



Governor Whitmer Announces Mobile Response Grant Recipients as Part of State’s Commitment to Mental Health Resources  

Five community mental health programs receive $900,000 to provide crisis care


LANSING, Mich. – As part of the state’s commitment to ensuring Michigan families have access to behavioral health resources when and where they need them, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is expanding access to mobile response teams to address crisis situations for young people. Five Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP) are receiving more than $900,000 in grants through the mobile response grant program. 


“This grant money will help vulnerable Michiganders across the state get access to the care they need and receive it quickly,” said Governor Whitmer. “Mobile response teams are specially trained and provide a comprehensive array of mental health services when and where our young Michiganders need it.”


CMHSPs awarded grant funding include:

  • Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties
  • $199,914
  • Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network
  • $200,000
  • Genesee Health System
  • $200,000
  • Gratiot Integrated Health Network 
  • $105,319
  • Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority
  • $200,000

“Through these grants, MDHHS and our partners are increasing the availability of intensive crisis stabilization services for children,” said MDHHS director Elizabeth Hertel. “The mobile response program is unique in that it is available to children, youth, and families regardless of their current participation in or eligibility for CMHSP services.”


MDHHS awarded similar grants to 18 CMHSPs which started on Jan. 1, 2023. The five additional CMHSPs will be launched Oct. 1, 2023. In total, the state is providing over $7.5 million in funding to support mobile crisis response in the 2023 and 2024 fiscal year budgets. CMHSPs can use grant funding to design services that are proactive and address crisis situations prior to further escalation. A map of all grant recipient locations is available online


More information can be found on the EGrAMS website under the ‘Current Grants’ section under the “Specialty Behavioral Health Services” link and selecting the “MKNII-2024” grant program.


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