State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements
Initial Announcement Back to the Grants Dashboard
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
NOFO Number: SM-15-004
Posted on Grants.gov: Thursday, April 02, 2015
Application Due Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
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 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 PPHF-2015 Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (Short Title: State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements) (PPHF-2015). The purpose of this program is to support states and tribes (including Alaska Villages and urban Indian organizations) in developing and implementing statewide or tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies. The programs include 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; these efforts should include both a strong community component and a strong health system component. The ultimate goal of this program is to reduce suicide deaths and non-fatal suicide attempts.
SAMHSA has demonstrated that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the nation’s health. To continue to improve the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services, SAMHSA has identified six Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency’s work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. The State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention grants closely align with SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness. More information is available at the SAMHSA website: http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention.
The State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements program seeks to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by encouraging the implementation of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use and outcomes among the racial and ethnic minority populations served.(See PART II: Appendix G – Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities.)
State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements is one of SAMHSA’s services grant programs. SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award. Service delivery should begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest.
State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements grants are authorized under Section 520E of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and are financed solely by 2015 Prevention and Public Health Funds. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MHMD.
Eligible applicants are:
- States (Including D.C. and the territories)
- Federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations (as defined in the Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act), or urban Indian organizations (as defined in the Indian Health Care Improvement Act) that are actively involved in the development and continuation of a tribal youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategy
- Public or private non-profit organizations designated by a state, federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, or urban Indian organization, to develop or direct the state/tribal-sponsored youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategy
No single state agency is mandated to be the lead for State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Program grants, as states differ in which state agency has taken the lead for suicide prevention (e.g., Department of Health, Department of Mental Health). Where states have a plan that designates a lead agency, that agency should act as the lead or should designate an alternative lead for State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program. If the state plan does not designate a lead agency, justify the selection of the lead agency for this application. The lead agency or designated partner (if applicable) who will be lead on the State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program must be reported in Section G of the Supporting Documentation. Although only one agency should be the lead, inclusion of all youth-serving agencies is expected.
Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $8,644,636
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 12
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $736,000
Length of Project: Up to 5 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No
Proposed budgets cannot exceed $736,000 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. This program is financed solely by 2015 Prevention and Public Health Funds.
LCDR Christina James, MS
Center for Mental Health Services, Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress and Special Programs
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, Maryland 20857
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