Funding Opportunity

Dear Community Leaders and Partners

Please find the attached funding announcement from MPHI. Up to 10 awards will be made initially for April – September, 2022, with maximum of $80,000 per award. Depending on funding availability, awardees could be eligible for an additional maximum award of $80,000 during October 2022 – May 2023.

This opportunity will support organizations working in collaboration with community to address disparities in access or utilization of mental well-being and substance use recovery services in populations at higher risk of COVID-19 infection in select urban areas. Funding will be used to:

  • Meet immediate needs for services to improve mental wellbeing and substance use recovery, adversely impacted by COVID-19
  • Identify and work towards improved access to mental wellbeing and substance use services by racial and ethnic minorities in these cities

MPHI will direct funding to organizations serving the following cities: (1) Battle Creek, (2) Benton Harbor, (3) Detroit, (4) Flint, (5) Grand Rapids, (6) Kalamazoo, (7) Muskegon, (8) Pontiac, (9) Saginaw, and (10) Warren. These cities were selected because data shows they have a particularly high rate of vulnerability to the mental health and wellbeing impacts of COVID-19.

For more information about eligibility, expectations, project activities, and timelines, please consult the Solicitation of Interest (attached).

To respond to this solicitation of interest, please click on this link: Online Response Portal.

For any questions, please contact: Juhee Prakash, MPHI Project Coordinator at (517) 709-3282 or


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