The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently released a grant funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled, “COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention Grants”. The short title for this program is “COVID-19 ERSP” and applications are due no later than Friday, May 22, 2020! Please share it with your colleagues and tribal stakeholders. Information on the FOA is below and the link for additional information is https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/fg-20-007.
- FOA Number: FG-20-007
- Application Due Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
- Purpose: 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.
- Eligibility: Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.
- Anticipated Total Available Funding: $40,000,000
- Anticipated Number of Awards: 50
- Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $800,000
- Length of Project: 16 months
- Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No
**Note: SAMHSA has shortened the application timeline due to the acute need in many areas for immediate funding. If SAMHSA does not receive applications for the full funding amount available within this timeframe, the application period will be extended. Each entity will only receive one award from this announcement. Funds will be distributed on a rolling basis. In addition, applicants are required to ensure their application is error-free by the due date and time. Applications will be returned to address errors but all applications must be error-free and submitted by the deadline to be considered. Please closely review Appendix A, especially 5.1 and 5.2, for more information.