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CONTACT: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112,

MDHHS seeks proposals to provide supervised visitation and safe exchange services for children who are crime victims

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Division of Victim Services is seeking proposals from organizations that can assist with visitation between parents and children.

Proposals are for providing supervised visitation and safe visitation exchange for children with parents in situations involving domestic or dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault or stalking.

Eligible applicants include federally recognized Native American tribes and 501(c)(3) nonprofits, including faith-based organizations.

This request for proposals is open only to Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange programs to expand and enhance existing services. Examples of how this can be accomplished include offering a second location, employing bilingual monitors and increasing services hours by providing additional evening and weekend hours.

The award period is Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023. MDHHS anticipates issuing up to five awards with a maximum of $250,000 possible for a single award.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 20.

For more information or to apply, visit the EGrAMS website and select the “About EGrAMS” link in the left panel to access the “Competitive Application Instructions” training manual. The complete request for proposals can be accessed under the “Current Grants” section under the “Bureau of Community Services” link and by selecting the “SUPVS-2023” grant program.