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National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-23-017

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Application Due Date: Monday, May 15, 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 suicide prevention and intervention programs for adults (with an emphasis on older adults, adults in rural areas, and American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults) that help implement the 2021 Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (PDF | 708 KB). This program is intended to address the Call to Action’s broad-based public health approach to suicide prevention by enhancing collaboration with key community stakeholders (e.g., county health departments, workplace settings, criminal justice settings, senior-serving organizations, community firearm stakeholders), raising awareness of the available resources for suicide prevention, and implementing lethal means safety.


Eligibility is statutorily limited to a community-based primary care or behavioral health care setting, an emergency department, a State mental health agency (or State health agency with mental or behavioral health functions), public health agency, a territory of the United States, or an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as the terms "Indian tribe" and "tribal organization" are defined in section 5304 of title 25).

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.

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