Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow-Up Expansion Grant Program

Short Title: 
Crisis Center Follow-Up Expansion
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
Posted on 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Application Due Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
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 provide an integrated hub that: (1) ensures systematic follow-up of suicidal persons who contact a NSPL Crisis Center; (2) provides enhanced coordination of crisis stabilization, crisis respite, and hospital emergency department services; and (3) enhances coordination with mobile on-site crisis response. In effect, with the resources provided, the hub should not lose track of a person in a suicidal crisis as they interface with crisis systems. It is expected that this program will promote continuity of care to safeguard the well-being of individuals who are at risk of suicide.


Eligibility is limited to NSPL Crisis Centers because they have been specifically trained in NSPL procedures pertaining to follow-up of persons at imminent risk of suicide and risk assessment, and are the only entities that can obtain the required consents from NSPL Crisis Center callers for follow-up activities. This eligibility limitation ensures that the infrastructure is in place to serve high-risk, high priority, and/or underserved populations. Limiting eligibility also ensures that relationships with local and state mental health systems are in place for NSPL Crisis Center callers, and that individuals discharged from partnering agencies receive follow-up care and access to treatment.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $336,192 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to three years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $336,192 per year in total costs (direct and indirect) 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.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Portland Ridley
Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs
Center for Mental Health Services/SAMHSA
(240) 276-1848

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1412

Last Updated: 01/17/2019