Zero Suicide Initiative Coordinating Center

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Opportunity ID:333818
Opportunity Number:HHS-2022-IHS-ZSICC-0001
Opportunity Title:Zero Suicide Initiative Coordinating Center
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):93.654
Eligible Applicants:Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Current Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) awardees are not eligible to apply for this opportunity. To be eligible for this New FY 2022 funding opportunity, an applicant must be defined as one of the following under 25 U.S.C. 1603: –> A Federally-recognized Indian Tribe as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14). The term "Indian Tribe" means any Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or group, or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) [43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.], which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. –> A Tribal organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(26). The term "Tribal organization" has the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304): "Tribal organization" means the recognized governing body of any Indian Tribe; any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities: provided that, in any case where a contract is let or grant made to an organization to perform services benefiting more than one Indian Tribe, the approval of each such Indian Tribe shall be a prerequisite to the letting or making of such contract or grant. Applicant shall submit letters of support and/or Tribal Resolutions from the Tribes to be served. –> An Urban Indian organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29). The term "Urban Indian organization" means a nonprofit corporate body situated in an urban center, governed by an urban Indian controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Indian groups and individuals, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 25 U.S.C. 1653(a). Applicants must provide proof of non-profit status with the application, e.g., 501(c)(3). –> Public or private organization or a 501(c)(3) organization that has demonstrated expertise as follows: i. Representing Tribal governments and providing a variety of services to Tribes, area health boards, Tribal organizations, and Federal agencies, and playing a major role in focusing attention on Indian health care needs, resulting in improved health outcomes for Tribes; ii. Promoting and supporting health education for AI/AN and coordinating efforts to inform AI/AN of Federal decisions that affect Tribal government interests including the improvement of Indian health care; iii. Administering national health policy and health programs; iv. Maintaining a national AI/AN constituency and clearly supporting critical services and activities within the IHS mission of improving the quality of health care for AI/AN people; v. Supporting improved healthcare in Indian Country
Agency Code:HHS-IHS
Agency Name:Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service
Posted Date:May 26, 2021
Last Updated Date:May 26, 2021
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:Jul 30, 2021
Fiscal Year:2022
Award Ceiling:$500,000
Award Floor:$500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$500,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to build capacity of ZSI projects 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. The ZSI Coordinating Center will provide technical assistance in the areas of data collection, reporting, training, resources, and implementation of the Zero Suicide approach in Indian Country. The ZSI Coordinating Center technical assistance will be framed to promote the core Seven Elements of the Zero Suicide model that was developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), at https://zerosuicide.edc.org/toolkit/zero-suicide-toolkit.Lead – Create and sustain a leadership-driven, safety-oriented culture committed to dramatically reducing suicide among people under care. Include survivors of suicide attempts and suicide loss in leadership and planning roles.Train – Develop a competent, confident, and caring workforce.Identify – Systematically identify and assess suicide risk among people receiving care.Engage – Ensure every individual has a pathway to care that is both timely and adequate to meet his or her needs. Include collaborative safety planning and restriction of lethal means.Treat – Use effective, evidence-based treatments that directly target suicidal thoughts and behaviors.Transition – Provide continuous contact and support, especially after acute care.Improve – Apply a data-driven, quality improvement approach to inform system changes that will lead to improved patient outcomes and better care for those at risk.This is only a forecast. The synopsis and application package are not yet posted, and we have not yet finalized the application due date. This opportunity will be updated when it is published in the Federal Register.
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