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Cooperative Agreements for States and Territories to Build Local 988 Capacity

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

NOFO Number: SM-22-015

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021

Application Due Date: Monday, January 31, 2022

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 these cooperative agreements is to improve state and territory response to 988 contacts (including calls, chats, and texts) originating in the state/territory by: (1) recruiting, hiring and training behavioral health workforce to staff local 988/Lifeline centers to respond, intervene, and provide follow-up to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis; (2) engaging Lifeline crisis centers to unify 988 response across states/territories; and (3) expanding the crisis center staffing and response structure needed for the successful implementation of 988. It is expected that these grants will: (1) ensure all calls originating in a state/territory first route to a local, regional and/or statewide Lifeline crisis call center; (2) improve state/territory response rates to meet minimum key performance indicators; and (3) increase state/territory support capacity to meet 988 crisis contact demand.


Eligibility is limited to States and territory 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: $105,000,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 56

Anticipated Award Amount: See Appendix M

Length of Project: 2 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed the maximum total amount identified in Appendix M for the state or territory represented in total costs (direct and indirect) for the entire 2-year project period.

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