VA Notice of Funding Opportunity for Suicide Prevention Grant Program

  • Funding Type:
    Grant Funding
  • Opportunity From:

    Department of Veterans Affairs

Opportunity Description:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Staff Sergeant Parker Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP) Friday April 15, 2022. Approximately $51,750,000 is available for suicide prevention grants to be funded under this Notice. The maximum allowable grant amount is $750,000 per year per eligible entity. The NOFO includes information related but not limited to, program scope and definition of suicide prevention services, instructions on how to apply, and application scoring criteria. The NOFO is available in the Federal Register Federal Register :: Funding Opportunity: Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program.

The SSG Fox SPGP, created pursuant to Section 201 of the Commander John Scott -Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, is a three-year community-based grant program that would provide financial assistance to eligible entities to provide or coordinate providing suicide prevention services to eligible Veterans and their families.

In alignment with VA’s National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide, this grant program will assist in further implementing a public health approach that blends community-based prevention with evidence-based clinical strategies. The SSG Fox SPGP also supports and aligns with the priority goals and cross-cutting implementation principles in the Biden-Harris Administration’s strategy on Reducing Military and Veteran Suicide.

Interested eligible entities will have a period of approximately two months to submit an application electronically. The deadline for application submission is 11:59pm EST on Friday June 10, 2022. 

If selected, awards will be granted to eligible entities by September 30, 2022.

Information on the grant program and FAQs are available at https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/ssgfox-grants/frequently-asked-questions.asp

All potential applicants are invited to register for the April 29, 2:00 PM Eastern Application Technical Assistance webinar through the link here. The deadline to register for the webinar is April 28, 2022.

The grant application is available at UDPaaS - VHA.