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Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program

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Short Title: GLS State/Tribal Youth Suicide
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-19-006

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019

Application Due Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372):

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination:


The purpose of this program is to support states and tribes with implementing youth1 suicide prevention2 and early intervention3 strategies in schools4, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use programs, mental health programs, foster care systems, and other child and youth-serving organizations. It is expected that this program will: (1) increase the number of youth-serving organizations who are able to identify and work with youth at risk of suicide; (2) increase the capacity of clinical service providers to assess, manage, and treat youth at risk of suicide; and (3) improve the continuity of care and follow-up of youth identified to be at risk for suicide, including those who have been discharged from emergency department and inpatient psychiatric units.

SAMHSA expects states and tribes to make suicide prevention a core priority in statewide or tribal youth-serving systems. Efforts must include a linkage with health care programs and systems committed to making suicide prevention a core priority through implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Goal 8 (promote suicide prevention as a core component of health care services) and Goal 9 (promote and implement effective clinical and professional practices for assessing and treating those identified as being at risk for suicidal behaviors)5.

1 The term “youth” means individuals who are between 10 and 24 years of age.

2 “Prevention” means a strategy or approach that reduces the likelihood or risk of onset, or delays the onset, of adverse health problems that have been known to lead to suicide.

3 “Early intervention” means a strategy or approach that is intended to prevent an outcome or to alter the course of an existing condition.

4 “Schools” means an elementary school or a secondary school as defined in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1969 [20 U.S.C. 7801].



Eligible applicants are:

  • States and territories, including the District of Columbia; Guam; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; the Northern Mariana Islands; the Virgin Islands; American Samoa; the Federated States of Micronesia; the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and the Republic of Palau.
  • A public organization or private non-profit organization designated by a State to develop or direct the state-sponsored statewide youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategies; or
  • A federally recognized Indian Tribe or tribal organization (as defined in the Indian Self- Determination and Education Assistance Act: 25 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) or an urban Indian organization (as defined in th Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) that is actively involved in the development and continuation of a tribal youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategy.

Current recipients who received funding under SM-15-004 GLS State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention are not eligible to receive funding under this FOA.

States/tribes who have been recipients of prior GLS State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention funding must address how this funding under this FOA would build on and/or expand the work of the previous grant.

Eligibility is statutorily limited by Section 9008 of the 21st Century Cures Act.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $19,461,907

Anticipated Number of Awards: 26

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $736,000 per year

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, recipient 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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