CSAC Bulletin Article

SAMHSA Emergency Response Suicide Prevention Grants: DEADLINE TOMORROW

May 21, 2020

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has begun accepting applications for COVID-19 Emergency Response Suicide Prevention (COVID-19 ERSP) grants. Last week SAMHSA announced the shortened turnaround due to the critical need. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 22, 2020

As research comes in on how COVID-19 will contribute to the rise in suicide and/or suicide ideation, SAMHSA will provide funding with the purpose of supporting states and communities during this time. The grants will require 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. The grants will fund 50 applicants totaling $40 million. Each recipient can receive up to $800,000 for 16 months, with no required match.

Eligible entities include:

  • 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.

Applicants can find the application and funding announcement, here.

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