Grants to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

Short Title: 
NSSP
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SM-20-014
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Application Due Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2020
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.
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Grants to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Short Title: NSSP) grants. The purpose of this program is to support states and communities in advancing efforts to prevent suicide and suicide attempts among adults age 25 and older in order to reduce the overall suicide rate and number of suicides in the U.S. nationally. Addressing suicide prevention among adults is imperative to decreasing the nation’s suicide rate.

Eligibility
  • State government agencies, including the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories. The State mental health agency or the State health agency with mental or behavioral health functions should be the lead for the NSSP grant.
  • Community-based primary care or behavioral healthcare organizations
  • Public health agencies
  • Emergency departments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.

(At least one award will be made to a tribe/tribal organization pending adequate application volume).

NSSP recipients funded under SM-17-007 are not eligible to apply for funding under this FOA.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$2,000,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
5
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $400,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $400,000 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.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Michelle Cornette
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-0605
michelle.cornette@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Corey Sullivan
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1213
FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 01/21/2020