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Staff Sergeant Fox Suicide Prevention Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 64.055
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
May 19, 2023

Sandra Foley


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide community-based grants for eligible entities to provide, or coordinate the provision of, suicide prevention services to eligible veterans and their families.

Suicide prevention services include:

  • Outreach
  • Baseline mental health screening
  • Education
  • Clinical services for emergency treatment
  • Case management services
  • Peer support services
  • Assistance in obtaining VA benefits
  • Assistance in obtaining and coordinating other public benefits and assistance with emergent needs
  • Nontraditional and innovative approaches and treatment practices

VA may prioritize the distribution of suicide prevention services grants to:

  • Rural communities
  • Tribal lands
  • Territories of the United States
  • Medically underserved areas
  • Areas with a high number or percentage of minority veterans or women veterans
  • Areas with a high number or percentage of calls to the veterans crisis line

VA will work to ensure that suicide prevention services grants are distributed to:

  • Provide services in areas of the United States that have experienced high rates of suicide by eligible individuals, including suicide attempts
  • Applicants that can assist eligible individuals at risk of suicide who are not currently receiving healthcare furnished by VA
  • Ensure that suicide prevention services are provided in as many areas as possible

Applicants must be one of the following:

  • Incorporated private institutions and foundations that:
    • Have no part of the net earnings of which incurs to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual
    • Have a governing board that would be responsible for the operation of the suicide prevention services
  • Corporations wholly owned and controlled by an organization meeting the requirements listed above
  • Tribes
  • Community-based organizations that can effectively network with local civic organizations, regional health systems, and other settings where eligible individuals and their families are likely to have contact
  • State and local governments
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated total program funding: $52,500,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, application contents for new and renewal proposals, and the online application portal are available on the program website and

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Minorities · Racial and ethnic groups · Suicide and suicide prevention · Veterans · Women

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