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VA now accepting applications for new veteran suicide prevention grant program

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    VA now accepting applications for new veteran suicide prevention grant program

    On April 15, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officially published the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP). Counties and other eligible organizations can now submit applications for this funding. Applications close on June 10, 2022, with grant recipients receiving awards by September 30, 2022.

    The SSG Fox SPGP provides $174 million to county governments and other qualifying entities through competitive grants to development community-based suicide prevention strategies, promote outreach to at-risk individuals and connect veterans and their families to resources. Under the recently published NOFO, $51,750,000 of the $174 million in funding is now available for selected grant applicants.

    County governments and community-based organizations can apply to receive up to $750,000 in funding per year, with the opportunity for renewal each fiscal year, to assist in the coordination and provision of suicide prevention services for veterans and their families.

    Rural counties and those with limited mental health services, counties with a large percentage of minority and female Veterans and counties with a high volume of calls to the Veterans Crisis Line are strongly encouraged to apply and may be prioritized. More information regarding eligibility, application requirements, review and selection process and key contact information can be found here, and the grant application can be accessed here.

    Counties support efforts to ensure veterans and their families receive comprehensive mental health services and suicide prevention support. NACo will continue to partner with federal agencies in their efforts to prevent veteran suicide.

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    On April 15, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officially published the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP).
    2022-04-18
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    2022-04-18
VA announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity for veteran suicide prevention grant program County governments have until June 10 to apply for funding under the VA Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program

On April 15, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officially published the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP). Counties and other eligible organizations can now submit applications for this funding. Applications close on June 10, 2022, with grant recipients receiving awards by September 30, 2022.

The SSG Fox SPGP provides $174 million to county governments and other qualifying entities through competitive grants to development community-based suicide prevention strategies, promote outreach to at-risk individuals and connect veterans and their families to resources. Under the recently published NOFO, $51,750,000 of the $174 million in funding is now available for selected grant applicants.

County governments and community-based organizations can apply to receive up to $750,000 in funding per year, with the opportunity for renewal each fiscal year, to assist in the coordination and provision of suicide prevention services for veterans and their families.

Rural counties and those with limited mental health services, counties with a large percentage of minority and female Veterans and counties with a high volume of calls to the Veterans Crisis Line are strongly encouraged to apply and may be prioritized. More information regarding eligibility, application requirements, review and selection process and key contact information can be found here, and the grant application can be accessed here.

Counties support efforts to ensure veterans and their families receive comprehensive mental health services and suicide prevention support. NACo will continue to partner with federal agencies in their efforts to prevent veteran suicide.

Additional Resources