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Zero Suicide Initiative Funding Announcement

Deadline for the application: October 12, 2017

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement for Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) is now available. The purpose of the ZSI funding announcement is 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 is open to Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations (UIOs), and IHS Federal facilities.

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 Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 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

After reviewing all instructions applicable to your organization, please use the following template documents during the application process. The NOFO references each template, so please read the applicable funding announcement thoroughly and carefully.


Technical Assistance Webinars

A technical assistance webinar will be held on September 12, 2017 for those interested in applying for the ZSI notice of funding opportunity. Guidance will be provided to Tribes, Tribal organizations, UIOs, 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.