Resource Coach Mini-Grants

In addition to providing resources, the MHealthy Resource Coach Program offers small, need-based mini-grants to qualifying U-M faculty and staff experiencing a financial crisis or other personal hardship.

The mini-grants may provide up to $500 to cover an urgent financial need, such as: 

  • Restoring utilities services

  • Car repairs

  • Avoiding an eviction

“You’ve done more good for us than you can imagine. I know it’s not much money to some people, but as I’m sure you know, just one runaway bill can have such a disastrous effect on everything else. Now we can breathe easier, let go of our fear, and focus on what matters. Thank you. You’re fighting the good fight, one person at a time.” - Resource Coach Client and Mini-Grant Recipient

Minimum Criteria:

  • Faculty or staff member must be actively working at U-M or, if on medical leave, have a return-to-work date within two weeks.

  • Faculty or staff member is within Salary Band 1 (yearly salary of $49,300 or less)

  • Meet with an MHealthy Resource Coach to determine eligibility.


How to Apply:

  • Contact the MHealthy Resource Coach team by completing this form

  • You may also email [email protected] and provide your name, phone number, UMID #, and the best time to reach you. Completing the form or email is the quickest way to reach the Resource Coach team. If you are unable to access email, you may call the MHealthy at 734-647-7888 to provide your information and request a Resource Coach to contact you. 

  • A Resource Coach will complete a confidential intake and evaluation to provide recommendations and assistance. Based on the intake consultation, an employee may be referred to other university or community resources for financial guidance, budget counseling, or other specific assistance.