Department issues RFP to support juvenile justice system

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), in collaboration with the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to support juveniles and the juvenile justice system.

Funds from this grant opportunity are intended to support expansion of services for youth ages ten years old to 17 years old in four priority areas identified by the Committee on Juvenile Justice. The four priority areas are data, diversion, drug/mental health courts, and school justice.

Eligible applicants for this grant opportunity must be local units of government – courts, law enforcement agencies, county prosecutors – that work with or come in contact with juveniles that are at risk for, or are already involved in, the court system in the State of Michigan.

The Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice provides advice, suggestions and solutions to Governor Rick Snyder on juvenile justice issues. The committee works collaboratively with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies.  The Committee has been instrumental in changing practices, policies, and philosophies to improve the juvenile justice system.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the MI E-Grants program. Applications will be accepted through July 20, at 3 p.m.

For more information or to apply, visit the MI E-Grants website ( and click the “About EGrAMS” link on the left panel to access the “Competitive Application Instructions” training manual.  The complete Request for Proposal document can be accessed on the MI E-Grants website in the ‘Current Grants’ section by clicking the “Children’s Services Agency” link and accessing the “JSLG-2018” grant program.