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Cooperative Agreements for States and Territories to Improve Local 988 Capacity

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Short Title: 988 State and Territory Improvement
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: FG-23-006

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Application Due Date: Monday, June 26, 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 this program is to improve states and territories response to 988 contacts (including calls, chats, and texts) originating in the state/territory. States and territories are expected to use resources to: (1) enhance recruitment, hiring, and training of the 988 workforce to meet at minimum 90% state or territory calls, chats, and texts demand; (2) implement additional technology and security measures to fully support 988 infrastructure and effective coordination across the crisis continuum; (3) improve 988 support and service for high-risk and underserved populations; (4) develop and implement comprehensive quality assurance plans, to include identification and review of critical incidents; and (5) develop and implement comprehensive 988 communication plans to align with SAMHSA’s 988 partner toolkit.


State and territorial government agencies, including the District of Columbia; Guam; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; the Northern Mariana Islands; the Virgin Islands; and American Samoa.

SAMHSA will only make one award per state and territory. If SAMHSA receives more than one application from a state or territory, SAMHSA will fund the application with the highest priority score.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $177,350,611

Anticipated Number of Awards: 56

Anticipated Award Amount: See Appendix M

Length of Project: 3 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed the maximum amount for your state/territory identified in Appendix M 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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