COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention Grants

Funder: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Deadline: 05/22/2020

Award Details: Up to $800,000 for 16 months

Number of Awards: 50

Target Population: The purpose of this program is to support states and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic in advancing efforts to prevent suicide and suicide attempts among adults age 25 and older in order to reduce the overall suicide rate and number of suicides in the U.S.

Current conditions exacerbate this situation for domestic violence victims. Given the unique situation for these particular individuals, SAMHSA is requiring that a minimum of 25 percent of direct services funding be used to support this population. This must be clearly identified in the budget narrative and justification.

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants are:

  • State government agencies, including the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories. The State mental health agency or the State health agency with mental or behavioral health functions should be the lead for the ERSP grant.
  • Community-based primary care or behavioral healthcare organizations.
  • Public health agencies.
  • Community-based service providers able to meet psychiatric and psychosocial needs of clients including, for example, shelters for victims of domestic violence, clubhouse-type facilities.
  • Emergency departments.
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.

See Section III-1 for full eligibility requirements.



Link to RFP: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/covid-19-ersp-foa-fy-2020-final.pdf