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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Grant Availability: College & Tribal Youth Programs

SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Funding Available The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is soliciting applications for Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention programs (State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants) and grants to prevent suicide on college campuses.
It is expected that $5 million will be available to fund up to 10 state/tribal cooperative agreements. The agreements will support efforts by states and tribes to develop and implement statewide or tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies. The average annual award amount is expected to be up to $500,000 per year for up to three years.
It is expected that about $1.5 million will be available to fund up to 15 college grants. The average annual award amount is expected to be up to $100,000 per year for up to three years.
Applications are available by calling SAMHSA's Health Information Network at
1-877-SAMHSA7 or by downloading the state/tribal agreements <http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2008/sm_08_001.aspx> or the campus grants <http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2008/sm_08_002.aspx> applications from SAMHSA's website.

Grant applications deadlines:
* January 11, 2008 for state/tribal agreements
* January 18, 2008 for the college grants
Applicants with questions about program issues related to the state/tribal agreements should contact Tarsha Wilson by email at tarsha.wilson@samhsa.hhs.gov or by phone at 240-276-1748.

Applicants with questions about the college grant program issues should contact Nancy J. Davis by email at nancy.davis@samhsa.hhs.gov or by phone at 240-276-1866.
A series of conference calls will be held by SAMHSA to answer questions that potential applicants may have. For calls related to the campus grant program click here <http://www.sprc.org/grantees/campus/GrantsConferenceCalls.asp> .
The call schedule for state and tribal applicants will be posted to the SPRC website when available.

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