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Zero Suicide Initiative Funding Announcement

The application submission period for this funding opportunity closed on February 2, 2022.
The information below is made available for archive purposes only.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement for Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) became available on November 4, 2021. The purpose of the ZSI funding 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. The application deadline is February 2, 2022.

For Tribes, Tribal organizations, and UIOs

A potential applicant defined as either a Tribe, Tribal organization, or UIO, needs to apply via the grant application process at For more information, please review the funding announcement at:

For IHS Federal Facilities

The ZSI Federal program award opportunity information is forthcoming. Updated information will be posted at a later date. Please continue to check this website.

Application Templates and Examples

The following template documents are for use during the application process.

Technical Assistance Webinars

The ZSI Program Official will host two webinars on December 9, 2021 at 3pm ET and January 12, 2022 at 3pm ET for those interested in applying for the Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) Notice of Funding Opportunity. Guidance will be provided to Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations, and IHS Federal facilities on how to apply to include a brief overview of the new funding cycle, application and submission process requirements, proposal requirements, and a review of proposal templates. Webinar details will be posted on this page at least two business days before each webinar. To attend, access the Adobe Webinar link.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

Virtual Office Hour Sessions

Virtual Office Hours will be held weekly throughout the open application period. To access the Virtual Office Hours, click on the link during scheduled time in the list below. For best results, use Google Chrome to access the virtual office hours.

Meeting Name: ZSI Grant Information Session

When: All virtual office hour sessions will be held from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

All sessions may be accessed through the Zoom Virtual Office Hours link. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
  • Tuesday, December 28, 2021
  • Monday, January 3, 2022
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • Monday, January 31, 2022

Call-in Information

Conference Number(s): United States: +1-833-568-8864
Meeting ID: 160 158 4236
Passcode: ZSI

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+16692545252,1601584236# US (San Jose)
+16692161590,1601584236# US (San Jose)


Application Templates and Examples

For more information on programmatic inquiries regarding the ZSI program NOFO, please contact Monique Richards.

For grant-specific questions, please contact Sheila Miller, Grants Management Specialist.