Tribal Grants Awarded
In November 2009, Eric B. Broderick, D.D.S., M.P.H., SAMHSA Deputy Administrator was honored with a Pendleton blanket from the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council at a big check event in Billings, MT (see photo).
The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council was awarded two grants for suicide prevention and substance abuse prevention.
The State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention grants help grantees build on the foundation of prior suicide prevention efforts. Funds support states and tribes in developing and implementing statewide or tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, grounded in public and private collaboration.
Such efforts must involve public or private collaboration among youth-serving institutions and agencies, such as schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, foster care systems, substance abuse and mental health programs, and other child and youth supporting organizations.
State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants are authorized under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act. For more information, see the 2009 Request for Applications. See a full list of 2009 grantees.
SAMHSA Deputy Administrator Eric B. Broderick (center) meets with the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council in Billings, MT. Tracy King, president of the Fort Belknap nation (left) and Charlie Morigeau (right), a member of the Salish-Kootenai Tribal Council, presented Dr. Broderick with a blanket on behalf of the coalition, which received more than $6.3 million in SAMHSA grants this year.