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Changes for FY 2024: Application Due Date, Total Available Funding, and Number of Awards

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The information on this page was updated 11/16/2023 for FY 2024: This Standing NOFO was first announced in FY 2023 and will be open for application submissions for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025. Below is more information on the due dates by Fiscal Year.

NOFO Number: SM-23-021

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Application Due Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2024

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 prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use/misuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, up to and including age 24, by building a healthy network of systems, services, and partnerships that impact youth. SAMHSA expects this program will be a model for community change that integrates a community’s culture, resources, and readiness to address suicide prevention and substance use/misuse among AI/AN youth.

Standing NOFO Application Due Date by FY

This NOFO will be open for FY 2024 and FY 2025. Below are the due dates for this funding opportunity by FY:

Fiscal Year Application Due Date Application Materials Awardees
2023 May 15, 2023 (Closed) 2023 Application (PDF | 718 KB) FY23 Awards
2024 March 6, 2024 See Application Materials below Not yet available
2025 March 6, 2025 Not yet available Not yet available

Applications submitted by the due date will be reviewed and funding decisions will be made by the end of the FY.

Applicants that do not receive funding are eligible to apply for the following fiscal year.


Eligibility is limited to federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, or consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $13,051,443

Anticipated Number of Awards: 52

Anticipated Award Amount: $250,000

Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $250,000 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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