January 22, 2020
SAMHSA Grants to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Available Now

Application Due Date: Monday, March 23rd, 2020

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
  • 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.

Looking for ways to get started on Zero Suicide? Visit our Quick Guide to Getting Started.

Need a bit more training to get underway? Vist Zero Suicide Institute.

Learn more about this grant opportunity by clicking the link below.

SPRC and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention are able to make this web site available thanks to support from Universal Health Services (UHS), the Zero Suicide Institute at EDC, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (grant 1 U79 SM0559945).

No official endorsement by SAMHSA, DHHS, or UHS for the information on this web site is intended or should be inferred.