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Indian Health Service Zero Suicide Initiative

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.933
Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health
Oct 12, 2017

For programmatic or technical questions:
Sean Bennett

For grants management or budget questions:
Andrew Diggs


The Indian Health Service Zero Suicide Initiative provides grants to improve the system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally informed, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in Indian health systems.

Projects should focus on the 7 elements of the Zero Suicide Model:

  • Lead - Create a leadership-driven, safety-oriented culture committed to dramatically reducing suicide among people under care and including survivors of suicide attempts and suicide loss in leadership and planning roles
  • Train - Develop a competent, confident, and caring workforce
  • Identify - Systematically identify and assess suicide risk among people receiving care
  • Engage - Ensure every individual has a pathway to care that is both timely and adequate to meet his or her needs, including collaborative safety planning and restriction of lethal means
  • Treat - Use effective, evidence-based treatments that directly target suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Transition - Provide continuous contact and support, especially after acute care
  • Improve - Apply a data-driven, quality improvement approach to inform system changes that will lead to improved patient outcomes and better care for those at risk

Additional guidance on goals and required activities are provided in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized Indian tribes
  • Tribal organizations
  • Urban Indian organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Expected award amount: $400,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available on

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare facilities · Suicide and suicide prevention

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