Zero Suicide Initiative Funding Announcement
The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement for Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) became available in August 2017. The purpose of the ZSI funding was to improve the system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally-informed, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in Indian health systems.
This funding opportunity was open to Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations (UIOs), and IHS Federal facilities. The deadline to apply was October 12, 2017
For Tribes, Tribal organizations, and UIOs:
The ZSI funding announcement for Tribes, Tribal organizations, and UIOs was announced via the Federal Register on August 21, 2017. If a potential applicant is defined as either a Tribe, Tribal organization, or UIO, you must apply via the grant application process at Grants.gov. For more information, please review the funding announcement at:
For IHS Federal Facilities
The ZSI Federal program award opportunity was announced via IHS on August 21, 2017. If a potential applicant is defined as an IHS facility (IHS Service Unit, IHS clinic or hospital, IHS Area Office), you must apply through the Federal program funding opportunity announcement listed below.
Download the Federal program funding opportunity announcement [PDF - 113 KB].
Application Templates and Examples
The following template documents during the application process.
- Attachment 1: ZSI Biographical Sketch Template [DOC - 22 KB]
- Attachment 2: ZSI Timeline [DOC - 24 KB]
- Attachment 3: ZSI Local Data Collection Plan Worksheet [DOC - 30 KB]
- Attachment 4: Budget and Budget Narrative [DOC - 25 KB]
Technical Assistance Webinar
A technical assistance webinar was held on September 14, 2017 for those interested in applying for the Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) Notice of Funding Opportunity. Guidance was provided to Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations, and IHS Federal facilities on how to apply, including a brief overview of the new funding cycle; application and submission process requirements; proposal requirements; and a review of proposal templates. You may watch the AdobeConnect recording or download the presentation slides [PDF - 165 KB].