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Support for 988 Tribal Response Cooperative Agreements

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Short Title: 988 Tribal Response
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: FG-23-005

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Application Due Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.


The purpose of these cooperative agreements is to provide resources to improve response to 988 contacts (including calls, chats, and texts) originating in Tribal communities and/or activated by American Indians/Alaska Natives. With this program, SAMHSA aims to: (1) ensure American Indians/Alaska Natives have access to culturally competent, trained 988 crisis center support through existing and/or new 988 Lifeline centers; (2) improve integration and support of 988 crisis centers, Tribal nations, and Tribal organizations to ensure there is navigation and follow-up care; and (3) facilitate collaborations with Tribal, state and territory health providers, Urban Indian Organizations, law enforcement, and other first responders in a manner which respects Tribal sovereignty.


Eligibility is limited to federally recognized Indian Tribes, tribal organizations, and Urban Indian Organizations. Tribes and tribal organizations may apply individually or as a consortium.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $17,800,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 9 to 71

Anticipated Award Amount: $2,000,000 per year

Length of Project: 3 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Additional Award Information: Proposed budgets cannot exceed $2,000,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

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