The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for suicide prevention grants under the Staff Sergeant Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP). Awards made for suicide prevention grants will fund operations beginning on October 1, 2023. This is a 1-year award with the option to renew for an additional year, pending availability of funds and grantee performance.
Award Ceiling: $750,000
- Under Priority 1, VA will provide funding to those entities with existing SPGP awards. Grant funds will be awarded pursuant to 38 CFR 78.40. Following the ranking and selection of renewal applicants, if remaining funds are available, they will be awarded pursuant to the following Priority 2.
- Under Priority 2 applications will be accepted from new eligible entities.VA may prioritize the distribution of suicide prevention services grants under this Priority to (i) rural communities, (ii) Tribal lands, (iii) territories of the United States, (iv) medically underserved areas, (v) areas with a high number or percentage of minority Veterans or women Veterans and (vi) areas with a high number or percentage of calls to the Veterans Crisis Line.
Deadline for funding is: May 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).
Eligible entities should take the following steps to access funding.
Apply via Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=suicide%20prevention%20fox
Funding Opportunity Number: VA-FOX-SP-FY2023
For more information, contact Ms. Sandra Foley
SSG Fox SPGP Director
Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Federal Register Notice is available here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/03/02/2023-04335/staff-sergeant-fox-suicide-prevention-grant-program-funding-opportunity
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