1.5M In Grants Awarded To Help Prevent Child Abuse In Michigan

Lansing, MI - The Children Trust Michigan’s (CTM) Board of Directors has approved $1,516,148 for direct services innovation grants for five Michigan community-based organizations to support local child abuse prevention initiatives.

All grantees will be funded over a four‐year period. Winning grant proposals were selected through a competitive bid process from among the 11 proposals submitted.

“We congratulate the five successful grantees that emerged from an extremely competitive process with many more excellent proposals than we were able to fund,” said Suzanne Greenberg, CTM executive director. “We will work closely with our new grantees to build protective factors for children and families that will make safe, healthy and childhoods possible for Michigan’s children.”

The five organizations receiving funding are:

  1. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County - $320,000: Developmental Relationships Frameworks, Key Connected program to include family nights and parent advisors.
  2. Child and Family Charities - $316,148: The Nurturing Father’s program, including developing and sustaining a parent advisory board.
  3. Family Assistance for Renaissance Men - $320,000: 24/7 Dad program with a focus on workforce development and job skills mentoring.
  4. Motherly Intercession - $240,000: InsideOut Dad program
  5. Tuscola Intermediate School District - $320,000: Family Resource Center

The purpose of direct services grants is to fund community‐based child abuse prevention programs and services. The grants support families that experience challenges that could impact positive parenting and optimal child development. Strong emphasis is placed on assuring that funded initiatives are appropriately integrated into broader community plans for serving children and families. 

With the newly funded initiatives combined with other multi‐year grant commitments and the statewide network of local councils, CTM distributed more than $2.6 million in 2022 in support of child abuse prevention programming across the 83 counties in Michigan.Visit: Michigan.gov/ChildrenTrustMichigan for more information.

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