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​Grants and Funding

 
 
The State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) welcomes Michigan trial courts to apply for the various state and federally funded problem-solving court grants available through its Trial Court Services division. Grants are available to both current and future court programs related to the use of therapeutic jurisprudence dealing with drug-, alcohol-, and mental health-related charges.
 
For jurisdictions looking to create a new program, please contact an SCAO problem-solving court analyst for assistance with:  grant selection, need determination and program planning.  Additionally, a checklist to provide assistance with planning and development is available here.
 
Applications can be accessed through WebGrants.
 

WebGrants

WebGrants is a web-based grant management system used by Michigan's problem-solving courts and Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program.  If your court is interested in applying for one of the grants listed below, please register for an account on WebGrants by following the link provided and using the Register Here button.  The grant opportunities listed below are available only through WebGrants.  Links to a How-To Manual and Frequently Asked Questions regarding WebGrants are also listed below. In addition, a sample completed Michigan Drug Court Program grant application is available for your reference. 
 
 

Types of Funding Opportunities

 

State Court Administrative Office/Office of Highway Safety Planning Grant Program (SCAO OHSP)

Administered by SCAO from funds received from the Michigan State Police, Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP), the SCAO OHSP grant program is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 20.601, and provides funding for planning and implementation grants for new or expanding driving while intoxicated (DWI) treatment courts. Programs must ensure compliance with the statutory requirements of MCL 600.1060 through MCL 600.1084. Grantees may apply for SCAO OHSP funding for up to three years; programs that have received three years of funding are eligible to apply for one year of step-down funding. In the step-down funding year, programs may request up to fifty percent of the award amount that the program received in its third year.
 
 

Federal Office of Highway Safety Planning Regional DWI Court Grant Program OHSP-RDWI)

Administered by SCAO from funds received from the Michigan State Police, Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP), the OHSP grant program is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) CFDA 20.601 and provides funding for planning and implementation grants for new and expanding Regional Driving While Intoxicated (RDWI) courts. Programs must ensure compliance with the statutory requirements of MCL 600.1060 through MCL 600.1084 and target drugged and/or drunk driving offenses. Grantees may apply for OHSP-RDWI funding for up to three years; programs that have received three years of funding are eligible to apply for one year of step-down funding. In the step-down funding year, programs may request up to fifty percent of the award that the program received in its third year. RDWI courts are distinguished from other DWI courts by the number of geographically distinct jurisdictions participating in a single joint program. Examples of RDWI court designs are:    
        1. Two or more circuit courts participating in a single regional DWI court.
        2. Two or more district courts from different counties participating in a single regional DWI court.
        3. One or more district courts and one or more circuit courts, from different counties, participating in a single regional DWI court.
 
  

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (BYRNE JAG) 

Utilizing federal funds made available through a grant from the Michigan State Police CFDA 16.738, Byrne JAG funding assists jurisdictions with fully operational drug or DWI courts. Programs must ensure compliance with the statutory requirements of MCL 600.1060 through MCL 600.1084, and target prison-bound felony offenders as identified by straddle or presumptive cell placements according to the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines. Grant applicants will be given priority based upon the percentage of their open cases that are straddle or presumptive cell participants, and the total number of straddle and presumptive cell participants served by the program.  
  

Michigan Drug Court Grant Program (MDCGP)

SCAO provides funding assistance for drug courts through its Michigan Drug Court Grant Program.  Adult, juvenile, family dependency, and DWI (focused on drunken driving cases) programs are eligible to receive funding from the MDCGP.
 
Operational grants are available to jurisdictions that have completed a planning phase of their drug/DWI court program and are seeking funds for the first year of operation or to continue operating their drug/DWI court program.  The funding should enable drug/DWI courts to promote public safety and contribute to a reduction in substance abuse and recidivism among nonviolent adult and/or juvenile substance abusing offenders; reduce reliance on incarceration within existing correctional systems and local jails; and establish monitoring and evaluation measures that will demonstrate the effectiveness of the program.
 
Planning grants are for jurisdictions that are interested in establishing a new drug or DWI court and are in the early stages of planning that effort.
 
  

Michigan Drug Court Grant Program Planning Grant (MDCGP-Planning)

SCAO provides funding assistance for jurisdictions that are interested in establishing a new drug or DWI court and are in the early stages of planning. The outcome of the planning process should enable grantees to develop a sufficient needs assessment and cost analysis to justify a request to local, state, or federal funding sources available for operational programs. Applicants must refer to MCL 600.1060 through MCL 600.1084 when completing the application to ensure that the drug or DWI court program will be designed in compliance with statutory requirements. Letters of support from key team members must be attached to the grant application for funding consideration.
 
  

Michigan Regional DWI Drug Court Program (RDWI) 

SCAO provides funding assistance for jurisdictions that have completed a planning phase of their RDWI court program and are seeking funds for the first year of operation or to continue operating their RDWI court program.  Funding is appropriated annually by the legislature.  RDWI courts are distinguished from other DWI courts by the number of geographically distinct jurisdictions participating in a single joint program.  Examples of RDWI court designed are: 
      1. Two or more circuit courts participating in a single regional DWI court.
      2. Two or more district courts from different counties participating in a single regional DWI court.
      3. One or more district courts and one or more circuit courts, from different counties, participating in a single regional DWI court.
 

Programs must ensure compliance with the statutory requirements of MCL 600.1060 through MCL 600.1084 and target drugged and/or drunk driving offenses.

 
  

Michigan Mental Health Court Grant Program (MMHCGP)

SCAO provides funding assistance for the planning and operation of mental health courts.  Funding is appropriated annually by the legislature.  Courts must partner and collaborate with Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP) through a single joint application to be eligible for SCAO funds.  Programs must ensure compliance with the statutory requirements of MCL 600.1090 throug MCL 600.1099a, must target participants that have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or a developmental disability as defined by MCL 333.1100a(25) and 33.1100d(2)(3), and the severe nature of the mental illness or functional impairment must necessitate intensive clinical services.

 

 

Michigan Mental Health Court Grant Program Planning Grant (MMHCGP-Planning)

SCAO provides funding assistance for jurisdictions that are interested in establishing a new mental health court and are in the early stages of planning.  Courts must partner and collaborate with Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP) through a single joint application to be eligible for SCAO funds.  The outcome of the planning process should enable grantees to develop a sufficient needs assessment and cost analysis to justify a request to local, state, or federal funding sources for operational funding.  Applicants must refer to MCL 600.1090 through MCL 600.1099a, must intend to target participants that have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or a developmental disability as defined by MCL 333.1100a(25) and 333.1100d(2)(3), and the severe nature of the mental illness or functional impairment must necessitate intensive clinical services.  Letters of support from key team members must be attached to the grant application for funding consideration.  Funding is appropriated annually by the legislature.  The outcome of the planning process should enable grantees to develop a sufficient needs assessment and cost analysis to justify a request to local, state, or federal funding sources for operational funding.  Applicants must refer to MCL 600.1090 through MCL 600.1099a, must intend to target participants that have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or a developmental disability as defined by MCL 333.1100a(25) and 333.1100d(2)(3), and the severe nature of the mental illness or functional impairment must necessitate intensive clinical services.  Letters of support from key team members must be attached to the grant application for funding consideration.

 

 

Michigan Mental Health Court Regional Grant Program (MMHCGP-Regional)

SCAO provides funding assistance for regional mental health courts that have completed the planning phase or are fully operational.  Courts must partner and collaborate with Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP) through a single joint application to be eligible for SCAO funds.  Regional mental health courts are distinguished from other mental health courts by the number of geographically distinct jurisdictions participating in a single, joint program.  Examples of regional mental health courts designed are:
      1. Two or more circuit courts participating in a single regional mental health court.
      2. Two or more district courts from different counties participating in a single regional mental health court.
      3. One or more district courts and one or more circuit courts, from different counties, participating in a single regional mental health court.

 

Programs must maintain compliance with the statutory requirements of MCL 600.1090 through MCL 600.1099a;must target participants who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or a developmental disability as defined by MCL 333.1100a(25) and 333.1100d(2)(3); and the severe nature of the mental illness or functional impairment must necessitate intensive clinical services.

 

Michigan Veterans Treatment Court Grant Program (MVTCGP)

SCAO provides funding assistance for veterans treatment courts through its Michigan Veterans Treatment Court Grant Program. 

 

Grants are available to jurisdictions that have completed a planning phase of their veterans treatment court program and are seeking funds for the first year of operation or to continue operating their veterans treatment court program.  The funding should enable veterans treatment courts to promote public safety and contribute to a reduction in substance abuse and mental illness among adult veteran offenders; reduce reliance on incarceration within existing correctional sytems and local jails; and establish monitoring and evaluation measures that will demonstrate the effectiveness of the program.  Programs must collaborate with VA hospitals for treatment to which veterans are entitled.

 

There is no planning grant for veterans treatment court programs, only operational funding.

 

Urban Drug Court Initiative Grant (UDCI)

SCAO provides funding assistance for programs targeting high-risk, high-need felony offenders who have committed criminal offenses within the city limits of Detroit, Pontiac, Flint, or Saginaw and who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder.  The goal of this grant is to identify costs incurred by the jurisdiction on a per-p​articipant basis.  Programs must ensure compliance with the statutory requirements of MCL 600.1060 through MCL 600.1084, and additional reporting requirements are required by SCAO to track participant costs.

 

Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program (SSSPP)

SCAO provides funding assistance for an intensive probation supervision program.  Courts must adhere to MCL 771A.1 - MCL 771A.8 to receive funding.  SSSPP is not a problem-solving court and probationers are not required to attend treatment for substance use or mental health disorders. 

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staff Contact


General

TrialCourtServices@courts.mi.gov​

 

Drug Court

Lee Ann Gaspar

TrialCourtServices@courts.mi.gov

(517) 373-6587

 

BYRNE JAG, OHSP

Marie Pappas

(517) 373-2206

 

Medication Assisted treatment (MAT)

Lee Ann Gaspar

TrialCourtServices@courts.mi.gov   

(517) 373-6587


​Mental Health Court

Daisy Beckett

TrialCourtServices@courts.mi.gov 

(517) 373-2218


Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program

Thomas Myers

TrialCourtServices@courts.mi.gov

(517) 373-2228

 

Veterans Treatment Court

Lauren Fetner

TrialCourtServices@courts.mi.gov

(517) 373-0260​