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Grants to Implement the 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
Mar 23, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Michelle Cornette

For grants management or budget questions:
Corey Sullivan


This program (Short Title: NSSP) provides grants to support states and communities in advancing efforts to prevent suicide and suicide attempts among adults age 25 and older.

Required activities include:

  • Implement initiatives to ensure greatest reach and system change
  • Develop and implement a plan for rapid follow-up of adults who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis after discharge from emergency departments and inpatient psychiatric facilities
  • Establish follow-up and care transition protocols to help ensure patient safety, especially among high risk adults in health or behavioral health care settings who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis, including those with serious mental illnesses
  • Provide, or assure provision of, suicide prevention training to community and clinical service providers and systems serving adults at risk
  • Incorporate efforts to reduce access to lethal means among individuals with identified suicide risk
  • Work across state and/or community departments and systems in order to implement comprehensive suicide prevention
  • Work with VHA Medical Centers and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), state department of veteran affairs and national SAMHSA and VA suicide prevention resources to engage and intervene with veterans at risk for suicide but not currently receiving VHA services

SAMHSA expects to make an equitable distribution of awards in terms of geography (including urban, rural, and remote settings) and balance among populations of focus and program size. At least one award will be made to a Tribe/Tribal organization pending adequate application volume.


Eligible applicants include:

  • States, the District of Columbia, and 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
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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