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​Current Grant Opportunities


Access and Visitation Grant Program

The State Court Administrative Office is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Access and Visitation Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2021. This grant supports supervised parenting time and neutral drop-off/pick-up services.


FOCs interested in applying for Access and Visitation Grant Program funding for fiscal year 2021 must complete and return their signed application by 5:00 p.m. on December 4, 2020


The effective date for this contact is October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.  Read more about this opportunity.​​​


Child and Parent Legal Representation (CPLR) Grant

The State Court Administrative Office is pleased to announce that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is is inviting each circuit court to apply for the Child and Parent Legal Representation (CPLR) Grant for fiscal year, 2022.  Grant funds will run through 9/30/2022 with an effort to get a start date as close to 10/01/2021 as possible. Through this grant, the department will make a claim for title IV-E eligible legal representation expenditures paid by the court. The department will determine the type and amount of eligible expenditures and provide the court the applicable title IV-E reimbursement.  Application Due Date is 5:00 p.m. on Feburary 24, 2021.

 

Grant Due Dates:

What

Due Date

Attached

Intent to Apply Spreadsheet

2/24/2021

FY 22 CPLR Grant Application Request Excel Spreadsheet

Complete Application in EGrAMS

Estimated to open for completion around: 5/29/2021 – 7/24/2021

Future User guide will be sent prior to application.

Grant Program Summary:

  • ​​Courts will continue to pay for attorney representation for children and parents in child protection proceedings. The court must maintain a current maintenance of effort (MOE) for these services and utilize the grant funds to improve the quality of legal representation to children and parents. In other words, courts may not use the title IV-E grant to supplant their own funding. The purpose of the grant is to enhance legal representation with the goal of improving the quality of legal representation.
      • ​In order to be eligible, attorney fees must be connected to a client involved in formal court proceedings where at least one child is placed out of home under the care and supervision of the department.​ 
  • The grant would pass through the county’s eligible tile IV-E claim for these actual costs. As an example of the Program Monthly Expense Billing Calculation: 
      • ​A court court bills for July at $10,000 with a 55% penetration rate will receive $2,750 reimbursement amount. $2750 = ($10,000 x 55% ) x 50% 
      • Reimbursement Amount=Total Program Monthly Expense x (Monthly Penetration %Rate) x 50%   
  • The department will determine each county’s title IV-E penetration rate and will provide the exact percentage for monthly invoicing.  
  • The grant will require monthly invoicing and quarterly progress reviews be submitted in the department’s EGrAMS system. The department has prepared reporting templates to be used in that process.  
  • Grantees will be sub-recipients of the department’s Title IV-E Federal Grant.
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To apply for this grant, please complete the grant application request and e-mail it to MDHHS-IVE-LRGrant@michigan.gov no later than COB 02/24/2021. All interested participants must complete this form to initiate the FY 22 CPLR grant process. Questions about the grant can be directed to the Grant Program office e-mail box at MDHHS-IVE-LRGrant@michigan.gov​.