Community Collaborative

The Genesee County Community Collaborative (GCCC) is officially recognized as the Multi-Purpose Collaborative Body by the State of Michigan. Now referred to as Community Collaborative by the State of Michigan, the GCCC is comprised of public and private members working together to coordinate health and human services across systems.

“We collaborate across networks and systems to develop, create and share resources to support and preserve strong healthy families who live in vibrant communities in Genesee County.”

The GCCC does this work through established committees and workgroups which have specific goals and objectives.The GCCC and most workgroups meet monthly and consist of representatives from public and non-profit organizations, foundations, health care institutions, and individuals from throughout Genesee County.

The GCCC meets from 12:00 to 1:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at the Red Cross located at 1401 S. Grand Traverse St., Flint, MI 48503.

GCCC Informational PowerPoint

GCCC Presentation Protocol

GCCC Organizational Structure

The Collaborative structure is composed of a number of current standing committees including the following:

Steering Committee
The Steering Committee is composed of the GCCC Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and five additional members representing GCCC membership. The Steering Committee serves as the governance body for the Community Collaborative. Their responsibilities include the following:

  • General oversight of workgroups and activities
  • Establishing operational guidelines and policies for the Community Collaborative
  • Reviewing letters of support requests from the community
  • Reviewing annual budget and expenditures
  • Approval of the annual Strong Families/Safe Children service plan
  • Approval of contractual relationships
  • Selection and periodic evaluation of the Coordinator
  • The Steering Committee may act in the capacity of the GCCC for those matters which would be of detriment to the GCCC or the community if held over to the next GCCC meeting.

The GCCC also has a number of workgroups, and established relationships with a number of different affiliated collaborative groups. These include the following:

Genesee Alcohol and Addiction Prevention (GAAP) Coalition
Genesee County Community Mental Health facilitates a community planning group surrounding the issue of substance abuse prevention utilizing a Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SF/SIG) from the State of Michigan. The workgroup vision is “an empowered community working together to reduce substance abuse for the health and safety of its residents.” Its mission is “preventing substance abuse and associated consequences in Genesee County through innovative strategies and community partnerships.”

Flint/Genesee County Continuum of Care
The Flint/Genesee Continuum of Care (COC) is a community-wide approach to homeless services. The CoC works towards a number of goals:

  • Re-focusing attention beyond band-aid fixes to long-term solutions aimed at ending homelessness
  • Encouraging communities to develop a comprehensive plan by restructuring the relationship among federal, state, and local governments, non-profits, and other community stakeholders by engaging in a common planning process to craft a system of housing and services.
  • Awarding performance-based grants

Great Start Collaborative
The Genesee County Great Start Collaborative is a coalition of community agencies, business partners, faith partners, schools, health care providers, parents and individuals working together to improve programs and services for families with children from birth to age five. The collaborative pledges to be family guided, community based, nonpartisan, use evidence based strategies with measurable results and to be accountable to the community. The Genesee County Great Start Collaborative is a grantee of the Early Childhood Investment Corporation with Genesee Intermediate School District as the fiduciary. The staff and offices are located in the Health, Safety and Nutrition Services Department of Genesee Intermediate School District, located at G-2284 South Ballenger Highway, Flint, Michigan 48503.

Birth to Work Framework
In Genesee County, BTW combines the resources of the Flint regional community, represented by the Genesee County Community Collaborative (GCCC) and Michigan State University (MSU) to promote positive transitions for children and youth through critical stages of development.

The Genesee County BTW works towards the goal that by 2020 all children, youth, and young adults in Genesee County will grow up with the skills and abilities to actively participate in the global knowledge economy. UCP is a member of the Genesee County BTW Operations Team, which facilitates the day-to-day implementation of the framework.

System of Care Committee for Children and Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance and Developmental Disabilities
This committee is a systems of care which is an approach to services and how services should be delivered. The systems of care is child centered and family focused, youth guided, community based and culturally and linguistically competent. Genesee County Community Mental Health facilitates the meetings.

GCCC Operational Guidelines

Here you can download the Genesee County Community Collaborative’s operational guidelines that were adopted in February of 2010.

GCCC Operational Guidelines

GCCC Request for Support

As the local state endorsed collaborative body for groups, organizations, and agencies involved in the planning and delivery of human services for Genesee County, the GCCC reviews requests for letters of review, recommendation or endorsement of community proposals. Our role is to assist organizations in bringing funds or services into the greater Flint community.

Community proposals are defined as those proposals that come from organizations currently providing services within Genesee County or those mandated by State or Federal agencies to pass through the local multi-purpose collaborative body (otherwise known as the GCCC). The document attached below describes the types of support that are available and includes the request form. Your agency must present your proposed project to a regular Collaborative meeting (scheduled the second Tuesday of every month) where afterwards the Collaborative will vote on endorsement. To appear on the monthly agenda please contact Chennelle Dismond at with your completed request for proposal.

GCCC Request for Support Application