American Rescue Plan Act RFP


Request for Proposal to be Awarded by the Northern Michigan Regional Entity

This Request for Proposal (RFP) represents the Northern Michigan Regional Entity’s (NMRE) intent to solicit interest from Substance Use Disorder Providers for the provision of ARPA SABG Grant service projects during Fiscal Year 2022 (April 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022) as listed below:

  • Prevention: Evidence-Based Practices: $119,060.00
  • Treatment: Same Day Admission for High Intensity Services: $50,000.00
  • Treatment: Health Home Maintenance: $5,000.00
  • Treatment: Telehealth Technology: $75,000.00
  • Recovery Supports: Development of New Recovery Community: $150,000 (up to 4 per year)
  • Recovery Supports: Recovery Housing: $100,000.00
  • Recovery Supports: Recovery Support Services to Individuals who are Pregnant, Parenting or Have Jeopardized Child Custody: $75,000.00

Public Law 117-2, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, directed the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide additional funds to support states through Block Grants to address the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic for Americans with mental illness and substance use disorders. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated severe and pervasive health and social inequities in America, including the critical importance of supporting people with mental illness and substance use disorders. As the pandemic swept through the states, societal stress and distress over this newly emerging disaster created the need for nimble and evolving policy and planning in addressing mental and substance use disorder services. SAMHSA, through this guidance, is asking states to improve and enhance the mental health and substance use service array that serves the community.

This RFP is NOT a commitment to further pursue contractual arrangements with potential Providers responding to this solicitation. This RFP and application process will be used to determine what solicitation efforts will be necessary to make an informed decision regarding the procurement process for these grant funded services. If selected, you will be required to sign a letter of agreement which is being made available with this RFP so you may review prior to making a project submission.

This RFP will be open for proposals until Friday, May 13, 2022 at 5pm. Proposals must be sent to no later than Friday, May 13, 2022 and must include the attached file “ARPA RFP FY2022” completed for EACH individual project proposal. Instructions for completion are on the tab “A1 Application”. Submissions must include the completion of each required tab.

** Special Information about Budget Submissions:


  • Supplies and Materials in the budget must be listed as such until they reach $5,000 for an individual item; at which amount they become equipment.
  • If the % of Fringe to Wage amount exceeds 25%, a separate detailed explanation must be submitted explaining higher than normal fringe expenses.
  • If Indirect Costs exceed 10% a separate detailed/itemized explanation must be submitted.


If you have any questions about his RFP, please contact Chris VanWagoner at



Northern Michigan Regional Entity response to media coverage of SUD block grant funding

In response to a recent 7 & 4 news story titled “Blocked grant funding dried up for certain incarcerated inpatient treatment“, the Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE) is providing the 6-1-18 memo (linked below) that was addressed to Jails, District Courts and Probation Officers with whom the NMRE most frequently communicates. This memo does indicate that we have overspent our block grant funding, as we have in previous years but we are NOT discontinuing services or stopping the use of block grant funding. Rather, this memo describes our need to apply medical necessity guidelines to ensure that individuals accessing our most intensive and highest cost residential services are appropriate for the setting and their stage of recovery. These residential services are meant for individuals who are actively using, IV drug users, those being released from medical detox and pregnant women.

The memo also outlines that the NMRE will continue to look at options/alternatives that could include intensive outpatient or traditional outpatient services for individual upon early release from jail (Medicaid or Block Grant).

Link to Memo: NMRE_June_Block_Grant_Memo

Request for Proposals Auditing Services

**The deadline for submission has ended. Thank you for your participation.**

The NMRE is requesting proposals for professional auditing services for fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 2020.  Please download the RFP and submit proposals to the attention of Deanna Yockey, CFO.  Submissions are due to the NMRE no later than 5:00PM, Friday, June 15, 2018.  Notification of award will occur no later than August 17, 2018.

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Request for Proposal for SUD Prevention Services FY 2019

Update: The time period for participation in this RFP has ended. Thank you for your participation.

The Northern Michigan Regional Entity is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Substance Use Disorder Prevention Services in FY 2019 for the counties of  Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Otsego and Roscommon.  The proposal packet is available for download by clicking here.

Completed proposals are due to NMRE by Friday, June 1, 2018. 

A pre-proposal conference call meeting to review the Request for Proposal is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th at 10:00 a.m.

NMRE employees will not respond to inquiries submitted via telephone, or visitation by proposing organizations or their representatives. Inquiries will be responded to as described within the RFP document.

Providers that currently contract with NMRE for prevention services within these counties and are interested in submitting a proposal will need to complete all documents in the packet as requested.