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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program

Deadline: March 18, 2019

The Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program seeks to support states and tribes with implementing youth (between 10 and 24 years of age) suicide prevention and early intervention strategies in schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use programs, mental health programs, foster care systems, and other child and youth-serving organizations. It is expected that this program will:

  1. Increase the number of youth-serving organizations who are able to identify and work with youth at risk of suicide
  2. Increase the capacity of clinical service providers to assess, manage, and treat youth at risk of suicide
  3. Improve the continuity of care and follow-up of youth identified to be at risk for suicide, including those who have been discharged from emergency department and inpatient psychiatric units

States and tribes are expected to make suicide prevention a core priority in statewide or tribal youth-serving systems. Efforts must include a linkage with health care programs and systems committed to making suicide prevention a core priority through implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Goal 8 (promote suicide prevention as a core component of health care services) and Goal 9 (promote and implement effective clinical and professional practices for assessing and treating those identified as being at risk for suicidal behaviors).

Amount: A total of $19,461,907 is available to make up to 26 awards that range up to $736,000 per year for up to five years.

Eligibility:

  • States and territories, including the District of Columbia; Guam; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; the Northern Mariana Islands; the Virgin Islands; American Samoa; the Federated States of Micronesia; the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and the Republic of Palau
  • A public organization or private nonprofit organization designated by a State to develop or direct the state-sponsored statewide youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategies
  • A federally recognized Indian Tribe or tribal organization or an urban Indian organization that is actively involved in the development and continuation of a tribal youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategy

Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-19-006

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