Two SAMHSA Grants Available for Zero Suicide Implementation

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year 2020 Grants, two of which provide funding for Zero Suicide implementation.

Grants to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP)

The purpose of the NSSP Grant program is to support states and communities in advancing efforts to prevent suicide and suicide attempts among adults age 25 and older in order to reduce the overall suicide rate and number of suicides in the U.S. nationally. Addressing suicide prevention among adults is imperative to decreasing the nation’s suicide rate. Zero Suicide reflects Goals 8 and 9 of the NSSP. 

Eligible applicants are statutorily limited to:

  • State government agencies, including the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories. The State mental health agency or the State health agency with mental or behavioral health functions should be the lead for the NSSP grant.
  • Community-based primary care or behavioral healthcare organizations
  • Public health agencies
  • Emergency departments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.

SAMHSA anticipates awarding 5 grants of up to $400,000 per year for up to three years.

March 23rd is the deadline to apply. Learn more and apply at SAMHSA.gov.

Grants to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems

Recipients will implement the Zero Suicide model throughout their health system.

Eligible applicants are statutorily limited to:

  • States, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories health agencies with mental health and/or behavioral health functions;
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Community-based primary care or behavioral health care organizations;
  • Emergency departments; or
  • Local public health agencies.

SAMHSA anticipates awarding 10-17 grants ranging from $400,000 to $700,000 per year for up to five years.

March 30th is the deadline to apply. Learn more and apply at SAMHSA.gov.

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