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Date: March 30 , 2006
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press
Telephone: 240-276-2130



$2.3 Million Available for Campus Suicide Prevention Grant



The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of funds for Campus Suicide Prevention Grants that provide funding to institutions of higher education to enhance services for students with mental and behavioral health problems, such as depression, substance abuse, and suicide attempts.

It is expected that up to $2.3 million will be available to fund approximately 31 awards in Fiscal Year 2006. Annual awards are expected to be $75,000 in total costs plus an equivalent match from the applicant organization.

WHO CAN APPLY: Eligibility is limited to institutions of higher education. Applicants from both public and private institutions may apply, including state universities, private four-year colleges and universities (including those with religious affiliations), institutions serving minorities, and community colleges.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications for No. SM-06-004 are available by calling SAMHSA’s clearinghouse at 1-800-729-6686, or by downloading from or Applicants are encouraged to apply on line using

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Must be received by May 16, 2006

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions on program issues should contact Gail Ritchie at 240-276-\1867 or e-mail For questions on grants management issues, contact Kimberly Pendleton at 240 276-1421 or e-mail




SAMHSA, is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation’s substance abuse prevention, addictions, treatment, and mental health services delivery system.



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