Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about substance use and mental health conditions have grown. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) Substance Use, Gambling and Epidemiology Section (SUGE) is seeking applications from organizations to conduct Community Town Hall meetings that:
  • Address the impact of this public health crisis on populations, especially disparate or underserved populations.
  • Help raise awareness about coping with COVID-19 by sharing informational materials based on the latest research.
  • Determine community concerns and disseminate relevant resources to address priority areas: underage drinking, marijuana, prescription drugs/opioids, tobacco and mental health.
The Community Town Hall must occur on or before August 31, 2023.
  • Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2023 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Limited to 75 organizations.
  • $1,500 per Community Town Hall. You will be reimbursed for actual cost up to $1,500.
  • MDHHS has the ability to deny an organization’s application.
Funding can be used for expenses such as:
  • Speakers
  • Panel discussions
  • Venues
  • Evaluation efforts
  • Technology (if applicable)
Funding cannot be used for:
  • Promotional items, including but not limited to clothing, commemorative items such as pens, mugs/cups, folders/folios, lanyards, and conference bags.
  • Direct payments to individuals to participate in prevention services. Note: Prevention provider may provide up to $30 non-cash incentive to participate in data collection follow-up.
  • Meals are generally unallowable.

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