Funding for Suicide and Suicide Prevention

Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Program

Provides students with improved access to a well-rounded education, better school conditions for student learning, and increased use of technology to raise academic achievement and digital literacy. Includes alcohol and drug education and prevention efforts as well as professional development and training for school personnel and community members to identify and address substance abuse.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Addressing Substance Use Disorders in America's Jails: Clinical Guidelines for Withdrawal Management Inactive

Provides funds to develop a set of clinical guidelines and protocols for the medical management of substance withdrawal in jails. Guides jail administrators, correctional officers, and jail-based clinicians in enacting policies and procedures to safely address issues related to substance withdrawal among the adult detainee population. Focuses on challenges such as rapid withdrawal from opioids, benzodiazepines, methamphetamines, and other substances; risk screening for opioid withdrawal-related suicide; medication maintenance for entering detainees; transitioning to buprenorphine treatment or detoxification; standards for dosage and administration of agonist medication, and other aspects of jail-based withdrawal management. Creates withdrawal guidelines and protocols informed by the best evidence-based clinical practices that are also responsive to the unique needs and challenges of providing care in a jail-based setting.

Application Deadline: Oct 28, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Inactive

Provides funding to establish regional networks that connect individuals in farming, ranching, and other agricultural occupations to stress assistance programs. Strengthens coping skills and helps improve the quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and their families through programs that provide professional behavioral health counseling, outreach, information, resources, and referrals.

Application Deadline: Jun 23, 2020
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) Inactive

Makes federal funding available through two initiatives to rural school districts that may have difficulty receiving awards through competitive grants due to a lack of resources. Each initiative supports student achievement and provides not only basic school programs, such as enhancing curriculum or instruction in schools, but also a range of student support and enrichment activities and services, which may include substance abuse education and prevention programs.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants Inactive

Engages AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the Healthy Futures priority to reduce and prevent substance abuse and suicide. Emphasizes activities to increase protective factors that build resiliency and connectedness in individuals and communities to enhance self-esteem and cultural identity, reduce stress, and develop coping and problem-solving skills.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2020
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Native Connections) Inactive

Aims to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian and Alaska Native youth through age 24. Develops and implements integrated mental health, trauma, and suicide and substance use prevention services and facilitates collaboration and coordination between organizations and agencies providing services to tribal youth and their families.

Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) Inactive

Offers flexible block grant funding to states, territories, and freely associated states to provide comprehensive, community-based mental health services to adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED). Supports collaboration by encouraging various individuals and groups to be involved in the mental health planning process, including adults participating in mental health services, family members of children with SED, and representatives from education, mental health, rehabilitation, criminal justice, and other state agencies.

Application Deadline: Sep 3, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) Inactive

Supports community-driven efforts to address substance use and suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations by providing evidence-based, culturally-appropriate prevention and treatment resources and models. Funds proposals under one of four program purpose areas that focus on SASP goals, including: strengthening community and organizational needs assessment and strategic planning; suicide prevention and intervention; substance use prevention, treatment, and aftercare; and generation indigenous initiative support. SASP is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2015
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)