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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Deadline: February 20, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant program. The purpose of this program is to develop a comprehensive, collaborative, well-coordinated, and evidence-based approach to:

  • Enhance services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders that can lead to school failure
  • Prevent mental and substance use disorders
  • Promote help-seeking behavior and reduce stigma
  • Improve the identification and treatment of at-risk college students so they can successfully complete their studies.

It is expected that this program will reduce the adverse consequences of serious mental illness and substance use disorders, including suicidal behavior, substance-related injuries, and school failure.

Amount: $1,847,000 is available for up to 18 awards of up to $102,000 per year for three years.

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, including public and private colleges and universities, such as state universities; private four-year colleges and universities, including those with religious affiliations; community colleges; and minority-serving institutions of higher learning, i.e., Tribal colleges and universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universitites; Hispanic institutions of higher education; or Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander institutions of higher education.

Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-18-003

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