Cooperative Agreements for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program (GLS State/Tribal Youth Suicide)


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Application Deadline: Jun 3, 2024


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Awards funds to states and tribes to implement suicide prevention and early intervention strategies for youth up to age 24. Supports programs and activities carried out in schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use and mental health programs, and other child/youth-serving organizations.

Required activities include:

  • Provide early intervention, assessment, and screening to youth at risk for mental or emotional disorders that may lead to a suicide attempt and integrate services with school systems, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health programs, public health systems, foster care systems, pediatric health programs, mobile crisis units, and other child and youth support organizations
  • Provide immediate support and information resources to families of youth who are at risk for or who have attempted suicide
  • Implement a response system to ensure timely referrals that incorporate safety planning can be provided to appropriate community-based mental healthcare, treatment, and recovery support programs in child-serving settings and agencies
  • Ensure treatment and prevention services for diverse cultural populations that address the cultural-specific risk and protective factors
  • Offer post-suicide intervention services, care, and information to families, friends, community organizations, and other child and youth support organizations involved with youth who have recently died by suicide
  • Provide training to educators, childcare professionals, care providers, community members, natural community helpers and individuals in foster care and juvenile justice agencies on youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategies
  • Implement strategies to reduce access to lethal means among youth with identified suicide risk
  • Obtain input from individuals with lived experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating the project, including survivors of suicide attempts, youth, and families
  • Secure prior written, informed consent from the child's parent or legal guardian for assessment services, school-sponsored programs, and treatment involving medication related to youth suicide conducted in schools
  • Collect, analyze, and report data on the effectiveness of state-sponsored statewide or tribal youth suicide or early intervention and prevention strategies
  • Consult or confer with tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, or Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems in the state, as applicable, on the development and implementation of a statewide early intervention strategy

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $735,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $14,932,933

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • State and territorial governments
  • Public organizations or private nonprofits designated by a state or tribe to develop or direct statewide youth suicide, early intervention, and prevention strategy
  • Federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations that are actively involved in the development and continuation of a tribal youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategy
  • Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations

Recipients who received Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention awards under SM-19-006 or SM-22-003 in fiscal years 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023 are not eligible for this opportunity.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applicant webinar
May 14, 2024
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern


For programmatic or technical questions:
Johari Eligan

For grants management or budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions:
Angela Houde

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Planning and Coalition Building • Mental Health • Substance Use Disorder • Suicide and Suicide Prevention • Youth