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Cooperative Agreements to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems

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Short Title: Zero Suicide
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-23-011

Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Application Due Date: Monday, May 08, 2023

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 purpose of this program is to implement the Zero Suicide intervention and prevention model for adults throughout a health system or systems. The Zero Suicide model is a comprehensive, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in health systems. Recipients will be expected to implement all seven elements of the Zero Suicide framework: Lead, Train, Identify, Engage, Treat, Transition, and Improve; and incorporate principles of health equity within the framework. With this program, SAMHSA aims to reduce suicide ideation, suicide attempts, and deaths due to suicide.


Eligibility is statutorily limited to community-based primary care or behavioral health care settings; emergency departments; State mental health agency (or State health agency with mental or behavioral health functions); public health agency; territory of the United States; or Indian tribe or tribal organization (as the terms “Indian tribe” and “tribal organization” are defined in section 5304 of the title 25).

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $12,035,974

Anticipated Number of Awards: 17 (at least 2 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending adequate application volume)

Anticipated Award Amount: $400,000 - $700,000

Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $400,000 - $700,000 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.

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