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National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 15, 2023

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Tiffany Gray


This program (Short Title: NSSP) provides grants to support states and communities to implement suicide prevention and intervention programs for adults, with an emphasis on older adults, adults in rural areas, and American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults. Proposed programs should help implement the 2021 Surgeon General's Call to Action to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Required activities include:

  • Activate a broad-based public health response to suicide
    • Work across state and/or community departments and systems to build partnership capacity to integrate suicide prevention efforts into their structures, policies, and activities
    • Collaborate with other Federal-supported initiatives that support suicide prevention
  • Address upstream factors that impact suicide
    • Collaborate with and provide training/workforce development activities to community partners on risk and protective factors for suicide and early intervention and prevention services, practices, and strategies
    • Ensure tailored suicide prevention efforts are developed and implemented for high-risk and underserved groups including, but not limited to, older adults and adults living in rural communities
  • Ensure lethal means safety
    • Collaborate with community partners to increase awareness and promote lethal means safety policies, programs, and practices to reduce access to firearms and other lethal means of suicide
    • Implement community-based approaches with local firearm stakeholders that address lethal means safety and are consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws
  • Support adoption of evidence-based care for suicide risk
    • Provide, or assure provision of, suicide prevention training to clinical service providers and systems serving adults at risk
    • Develop protocols and procedures that allow for rapid follow-up by inpatient and outpatient providers for adults who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis to ensure they are linked to appropriate care

Eligible applicants include:

  • State mental health agencies or state health agencies with mental or behavioral health functions
  • U.S. territories
  • Community-based primary care or behavioral healthcare organizations
  • Public health agencies
  • Emergency departments
  • Tribes
  • Tribal organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $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, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Elderly population · Networking and collaboration · Suicide and suicide prevention

Organizations (2)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, view details

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