MDHHS issues series of RFPs to protect underserved Michiganders

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently issued a series of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) aimed at increasing access to facilities and services for underserved communities in Michigan.

Within the last month, MDHHS released seven RFPs, including plans on social determinants of health (SDOH), abuse prevention and support for direct care nurses.All proposals should be passed EgrAMS program website.

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In order of proposal expiration, MDHHS issues RFP to expand program Housing opportunities for people living with HIV/AIDS. This program focuses on developing a program to support HIV/AIDS-affected individuals and families who are homeless or housing precarious in obtaining permanent residency.

MDHHS said the program will target applicants from federally recognized tribes, nonprofits, public agencies, private institutions and universities. MDHHS plans to award 10 awards, with a single award of up to $2.13 million. Proposals should be submitted electronically by 3pm on May 16, and the award period will run from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023.

MDHHS also issued an RFP SDOH Accelerator Program The program is designed to help Michiganders find support to meet the health-related needs of their society by expanding public health and community engagement efforts. Eligible applicants include federally recognized tribes and existing health cooperatives that aim to establish links to services in their area.

MDHHS plans to award 5 awards totaling $1.8 million. The award period begins on August 1, 2022 and ends on September 30, 2023, but may extend beyond September 30, depending on performance and funding availability. The deadline for proposals is May 27th at 3pm.

Another RFP seeks proposals to provide “innovative services” prevent child abuse and neglect. The MDHHS Children’s Trust, which funded the proposal, aims to invest in proposals targeting at-risk families facing child development problems. In addition to funding, applicants will receive help to start the program.

The Trust Fund Program offers 5 awards totaling $400,000. The deadline for proposals is May 31, and the program period is October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023.

Victim Services at MDHHS has issued an RFP to provide Culturally specific services for crime victimswhich includes victims who face barriers to service because of race, ethnicity, geographic location, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

MDHHS is looking for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations and government agencies with culturally responsive victim service programs. MDHHS plans to award up to 25 awards, with a maximum individual award of $950,000. The deadline for bids is June 9 at 3pm, and the award period is October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023.

Another RFP for MDHHS is working on Install an adult-sized universal electronic changing table in public and private places. The project will “increase opportunities for people with disabilities of all ages to participate in community life.”

Applicants must work with people with disabilities, understand the challenges they face, and be able to plan and execute the installation, construction, and modifications required for the project. MDHHS plans to award an award valued at $100,000. The deadline for proposals is June 10, and the grant period is July 1 to September 30, 2022.

MDHHS also issued an RFP Leveraging technology to design more efficient workflows for direct care caregivers to improve patient service delivery. Eligible applicants must describe the technology they plan to use, including direct care workers involved in developing a plan, and a plan for evaluating the results.

The department plans to issue 2 or 3 awards, up to $99,000 each, for a total of $198,000. The deadline for proposals is June 17, and the grant period is October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023.

Finally, the Behavioral and Physical Health and Aging Services Administration of MDHHS issued an RFP, Prevent elder and vulnerable adult abuse By expanding access to preventive services. These prevention efforts include developing a meditation program, as well as addressing concerns about hoarding, safe housing and the death of older adults.

The MDHHS program awards 6 awards ranging from a minimum of $75,000 to a maximum of $200,000 per applicant. The deadline for proposals is June 24, and the grant period is October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023.

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