May 19, 2017
SAMHSA Issues New Funding for Zero Suicide

SAMHSA has announced new funding for the Zero Suicide grant program. The purpose of this program is to implement prevention and intervention programs for individuals who are 25 years of age or older that are designed to raise awareness of suicide, establish referral processes, and improve care and outcomes for such individuals who are at risk for suicide. 

Grantees will implement all components of the Zero Suicide model throughout their health system.

Eligibility: Up to $700,000 per year for states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Up to $400,000 per year for tribes and tribal organizations; community-based primary care or behavioral health care organizations; emergency departments; and local public health agencies. Total funding for the program is $7.9 million dollars ($2 million for tribes and tribal organizations). Length of program is up to 5 years. Please review the funding announcement in full for additional requirements.

Due date for applications is July 18. 2017.  

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.