SAMHSA Announces State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for
fiscal year (FY) 2013 for Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth
Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention strategies.

The purpose of this program is to support states and tribes in
developing and implementing statewide or tribal youth suicide prevention and
early intervention strategies, grounded in public/private collaboration. The
grant is intended for public/private collaborations, which involve schools,
educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, foster care systems,
substance abuse and mental health programs, families, youth, and other child
and youth supporting organizations.

SAMHSA intends that through this grant states, tribes and
communities will:

  • Increase
    the number of persons in youth serving organizations, who are trained to
    identify and refer youth at risk for suicide;
  • Increase
    the number of health, mental health, and substance abuse providers trained to
    assess, manage and treat youth at risk for suicide;
  • Increase
    the number of youth identified at risk for suicide, and referred for and
    receiving behavioral health care services; and
  • Increase
    the promotion of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    .

Please visit the following link for more information: SAMHSA Grant Announcement

Funding
Opportunity Number:
 
SM-13-010

Posting on
Grants.gov
:  May 14, 2013
Original Receipt date (Deadline): June 13, 2013

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