As authorized under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (Section 520E-2 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended), SAMHSA is announcing Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Programs (?State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants?).
Each year, more children and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, and chronic lung diseases combined. Tragically, over 4,000 children and young adults take their lives every year, making suicide the third leading cause of death between the ages of 10 and 24. From 1952 to 1995, the rate of suicide among children and young adults tripled. From 1980 to 1997, the rate of suicide among youth age 10 to 14 increased 109 percent.
The State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program is designed to build on the foundation of prior suicide prevention efforts in order to support States and tribes in developing and implementing statewide or tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, grounded in public/private collaboration. Such efforts must involve public/private collaboration among youth-serving institutions and agencies and should include schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, foster care systems, substance abuse and mental health programs, and other child and youth supporting organizations.
Who can apply:
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Native American Organization
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance
Request for Applications (RFA) for Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services