OMH New York Youth and Young Adults Suicide Prevention Funding Opportunity, Due September 8


NY OMH Suicide Prevention Programs for Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native and LGBTQI+


The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is committed to preventing suicides. In recognition of the increased number of adolescents and young adults who have reported trying to die by suicide (1) and the unique cultural factors that must be considered in the development of programs and suicide prevention strategies, OMH is announcing the availability of funds to non-profit agencies and tribal organizations serving at-risk youth and/or young adults.

Alarmingly, preliminary evidence suggests that suicide risk may have increased throughout the pandemic for youth and young adults. (2) In 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report describing an emerging mental health crisis among children, adolescents, and young adults that has worsened in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (3) The report identified several populations of racial and ethnic minorities and LGBTQI+ youth more likely to experience poor mental health outcomes in the aftermath of the pandemic, including suicidal ideation and planning and emergency room presentations for suspected suicide attempts.

Total Funding $5,000,000 | 5 Awards | $1,000,000 Per Award for 1 Year | No Match | Due September 8, 2022


Eligible applicants include: Not-for-profit agencies with 501(c) (3) incorporation located and doing business in New York State; or American Indian tribes or tribal organizations located in New York State. Only not-for-profit applicants are required to adhere to the Prequalification requirement as described in Section 2.9. All applicants must be Registered (referenced in Section 2.10) with the Grants Gateway in order to access the RFP application.

Eligible applicants do not need to be licensed and/or funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.Eligible applicants can subcontract with content experts for specific deliverables.If unsure if your agency is an eligible applicant, contact the Issuing Officer identified in Section 2.1.

Population(s) of Focus

Youth and young adults up to age 24 belonging to one or more of the following populations: Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+).

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