Request for Proposal

This program supports Michigan-based nonprofits.


Because we change this program's topic yearly, eligibility varies.

In 2017 this grant is geared toward nonprofit organizations and clinics based in Michigan.

In past years, eligible applicants have ranged from safety-net clinics to Michigan-based doctoral-level researchers. The requirements are defined on a yearly basis.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan employees and their immediate family members are ineligible. Employees of any BCBSM affiliate and their immediate family members also are ineligible.


Letters of interest are due on June 28. Upon review, we'll send invitations to selected applicants for full proposals.

Application instructions

An application for a full proposal must include the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • Completed cover sheet (PDF)
  • Completed coalition description form (PDF)
  • One-page, double-spaced project summary
  • Detailed budget with justifications
  • Up to 10-page, double-spaced proposal with numbered pages organized as follows:
    • Title and description of the proposed project
    • Need in the community
    • Significance of the project with detailed project plan
    • Project's feasibility
    • Monitoring and measurement of the project
    • Project's sustainability
    • Potential for replication
  • Curriculum vitae of the project director and other key personnel

Completed applications should be emailed to