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Continuation Application

Adding One Additional Year to the Zero Suicide Initiative Project Cycle

Due to the high volume of demands related to the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our projects in both project activities and preparing for project close-out, the IHS has authorized one (1) additional project year to continue the currently approved project activities. The new project end date will be October 31, 2021.

Zero Suicide Initiative Grantees

The Division of Behavioral Health has worked with the Division of Grants Management GM to authorize the current Zero Suicide Initiative grantees one additional project year to continue project activities with a new end date of October 31, 2021. All grantees are required to submit a simplified noncompeting continuation application. The instructions for this process are provided below.

Instructions for Abbreviated Noncompeting Continuation Application:

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved certain flexibilities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 2020-2021 grant cycle, Zero Suicide Initiative grantees are required to submit the following at a minimum:

  1. The standard SF-424 Application form. The majority of the information on this form is populated automatically based on the current grant. This is the standard online form in GrantSolutions.
  2. A brief written statement, in a standard electronic format (e.g. Word or PDF) certifying that you are in a position to:
    1. Continue, resume or restore the project activities. Some grantees were able to continue operations without interruption. Others had to curtail or shut down their project temporarily. In this part of the statement, we ask that you certify that you will be able to continue ongoing activities, or resume activities once conditions permit.
    2. Accept a planned continuation award. This means that you state you accept the continuation award, and understand that you will continue to be bound by the terms and conditions of the award currently in place.

The abbreviated application must be submitted in GrantSolutions Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  by July 15, 2020. All of the same documents and elements are there, but only the two items, A and B, above are required on this date. All other documents are required to be submitted to your Grants Management Specialist by October 1, 2020.

Budget: The operating budget for this additional year will be the same amount approved in your current years' budget.

Cost Principles: You are obligated to follow the standard cost principles, including allowability. Any expenditures deemed unallowable will be your responsibility.


For ZSI Tribal Grantee Continuation Application (CA) Technical Assistance, please contact Andrew Diggs.

Andrew Diggs
Senior Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management
Indian Health Service
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E26A
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-2241
Fax: 301-443-9602

Zero Suicide Initiative Tribal Grantees, please contact Paul Gettys for GrantSolutions Trainings, PD, PI, AO and Director turnovers, interim appointments, and guidance for new employees that require GrantSolution access.

Paul E. Gettys, III
Acting Director, Division of Grants Management
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-2114
Fax: 301-594-0899