Michigan State Laws, Policies and Funding
RH terminology used by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration (BHDDA) The Recovery Housing Program (RHP) offers funding assistance to public and non-profit organizations that are responding to the needs of Substance Use Disorder populations through a comprehensive community-wide planning process and implementation strategy aimed at recovery. If your agency is interested in this funding opportunity, please see the documents below. https://www.michigan.gov/mshda/homeless/homeless-and-special-housing-needs-programs/recovery-housing-program
Accreditation, Certification, and State Licensing Requirement: No state requirement.
RH Law(s): HB 5832 (2020) Subject to appropriation, the department shall create and operate a competitive grant program to provide grants to recovery community organizations. In awarding a grant, the department shall place priority on recovery community organizations that do all of the following: (iv) Connections for employees and family members of employees suffering from addiction to local recovery resources such as treatment, recovery housing, and support groups.
RH Legislation: None/unknown
SABG Program: The “Planned Priority Areas” documents for your state’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) program and Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) program do not specifically mention recovery housing as a priority, nor do they list recovery support services as an allowable activity. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through these grant programs, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting DRAFT FY 2024-2025 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Block Grant Application (michigan.gov)
SOR Program: Your state’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has previously funded recovery activities using State Opioid Response (SOR) funds. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through this grant program, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that is responsible for administering these funds by visiting Opioid Settlement Resource Center – The Michigan Association of Counties (micounties.org)
Medicaid Funding: Nothing in the state Medicaid plan suggests direct support for RH, however, certain covered activities could evolve to be provided in RH settings include peer support, case management, supported employment, skill building, and counseling.
Housing Assistance Funding: https://www.michigan.gov/mshda
Certified Recovery Residences
Baiardi Family Foundation
The Baiardi Family Foundation is based in Harbor Springs, Michigan, with offices in Birmingham, Michigan. Established in 1999, the Foundation’s mission is to improve the health, well-being, and vitality of Michigan’s communities. The Foundation also has partnerships with the Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to serve the specific needs of local communities.
Regions: The Baiardi Family Foundation focuses funding on Michigan, particularly the Detroit Metropolitan area and rural Emmet County.
Issues Supported: Issue areas of focus include health, education, arts and culture, and environmental conservation.
Grant Process and Application: When applying for a grant, the first step is to fill out an Initial Contact Form. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Find out more about the application process by visiting the Foundation’s website.
Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, the Baiardi Family Foundation provided grants in the amount of $530,106.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Harbor Hall Foundation is a grantee based in Harbor Springs, Michigan, in rural Emmet County. Harbor Hall provides treatment programs and sober living facilities to individuals struggling with substance use disorder.
Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula
The Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula was established in 2003 and is based in Escanaba, Michigan. The Foundation serves the communities of the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan, striving to make this area a better place to live. Affiliates include the Alger Regional Community Foundation; Community Foundation for Delta County; Gogebic/Ontonagon Community Foundation; Les Cheneaux Community Foundation; Paradise Area Community Foundation; Rudyard Area Community Foundation; Schoolcraft Community Foundation; and St. Ignace Area Community Foundation.
Regions: The Foundation’s grantmaking is limited to the Upper Peninsula area, which is largely rural. Rural counties served include Alger, Chippewa, Delta, Gogebic, Mackinac, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft.
Issues Supported: The Foundation supports projects addressing issues such as community and economic development, education, environment, human services, and public affairs.
Grant Process and Application: Application deadlines may vary depending on the grantmaking program. Find out more information about the grant application process by visiting the Foundation website.
Grant-Making Per Year: In 2018, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $1.4 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Great Lakes Recovery Center is a grantee located in Ishpeming, Michigan, in rural Marquette County. The Recovery Center offers recovery housing through the Ripple Recovery Residence, which serves women struggling with substance use disorder.
Fremont Area Community Foundation
The Fremont Area Community Foundation is based in Fremont, Michigan, and was established in 1951 by philanthropists determined to support the communities of Newaygo County. Affiliate foundations are located in Lake, Mecosta, and Osceola.
Regions: The Fremont Area Foundation serves rural counties in Michigan, including Newaygo, Lake, Mecosta, Osceola, and Montcalm.
Issues Supported: The Fremont Area Foundation funds community improvement projects across a wide range of issues, including addiction services, child welfare, mental health care, and arts and culture. The Foundation supports strategic initiatives in addressing poverty, supporting education, and facilitating community development.
Grant Process and Application: Grant application deadlines vary depending on the funding program. Visit the Foundation’s website to find out more information about the grant-making process.
Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Fremont Area Community Foundation provided grants in the amount of $8 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Randy’s House is a recovery residence grantee located in Greenville, Michigan, in rural Montcalm County. Randy’s House offers personalized recovery plans and recovery housing facilities for men and women.
Michigan Health Endowment Fund
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund was created in 2013 through a ruling that requires the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to fund $1.56 billion in the form of a health endowment fund to support people living in Michigan. The Health Fund’s mission is to support health and wellness for Michigan residents and has offices in Lansing and Brighton.
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund funds projects across Michigan, including both rural and non-rural counties. Examples of rural counties served include Charlevoix, Chippewa, Grand
Traverse, and Isabella.
Issues Supported: The issue area receiving the most grant dollars is health, followed by human services, education, and community and economic development. The Health Fund has identified eight key issue areas that it funds: healthy food access, behavioral health services, foodborne illness prevention, health-related transportation services, health services for foster and adopted children, infant
mortality, health technology support, and wellness and fitness.
Grant Process and Application: Grant applications are completed through an online portal on the Health Fund’s website.
Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Health Fund provided grants in the amount of $56 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Great Lakes Recovery Centers is a grantee with several locations across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including rural Chippewa County and rural Marquette County. The Recovery Centers offer a variety of services to help individuals struggling with a substance use disorder, including recovery housing.
Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation
The mission of the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is to support well-being and quality of life for Emmet County residents. The Foundation was established in December 1991 and is based in Petoskey, Michigan.
Regions: The Foundation serves the communities of rural Emmet County.
Issues Supported: The Foundation funds projects that support arts and culture, environmental causes, healthy aging, health services, parks and recreation, and youth programs.
Grant Process and Application: Grant application cycles occur on an annual basis, with deadlines usually falling in March. Visit the Foundation’s website to find out more information about the grant application process.
Grant-Making Per Year: In FY 2020, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $3.1 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Harbor Hall is a grantee located in Petoskey, Michigan, in rural Emmet County. The Harbor Hall provides transitional living and offers a sober living environment and support groups.
Michigan Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in Michigan
- $800 million
- 50% to the state through the Opioid Healing and Recovery Fund
- 50% to local governments
- Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
- Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
- Payments expected to begin in the second or third quarter of 2022
- Not established
Spending So Far
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How About Your County?
To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.
Need More Info?
A year in the making by a staff of ten, the Fletcher Group’s 82-page Recovery Housing Landscape Report provides an in-depth overview of the most recent laws, policies, and funding affecting recovery housing. You’ll find sections devoted to state laws, SAMHSA funding, Medicaid, corrections, and housing assistance plus numerous links to valuable resources and official documents. To see the complete downloadable report, click the image to the left.
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