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Department of Health and Human Services: Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Deadline: December 7, 2016

The Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention grants program seeks to facilitate a comprehensive public health approach to prevent suicide in institutions of higher education. The grant is designed to assist colleges and universities in building essential capacity and infrastructure to support expanded efforts to promote wellness and help-seeking of all students. Additionally, the grant will offer outreach to vulnerable students, including those experiencing substance abuse and mental health problems who are at greater risk for suicide and suicide attempts.

Institutions may carry out the activities of the grant through college health/wellness/counseling centers, college and university psychological services centers, mental/behavioral health centers, psychological training clinics, academic departments, or institutions of higher education-supported, evidence-based mental health and substance abuse programs. The activities of the grant may be carried out with the engagement of student-run services such as student organizations and/or student government councils.

Amount: A total of $1,521,000 is available to award up to 15 grants. Awards will range up to $102,000 per year for up to three years. A 1:1 match is required.

Eligibility: Public and private institutions of higher education may apply, including state universities, private four-year colleges and universities (including those with religious affiliations), Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) of higher learning (i.e. Tribal colleges and universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions, and community colleges. If a consortium is formed to carry out the activities of the grant, a single institution in the consortium must be the legal applicant. Entities that have previously been awarded a GLS Campus Suicide Prevention Grant are not eligible to apply.

Link: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-17-003

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