SPC-NY Announces Funding for NYS Suicide Prevention Coalitions

NYAPRS Note: The Suicide Prevention Center of NY has announced available funding for (non-NYC) New York State Counties that currently have or are planning a Suicide Prevention Coalition. All participating counties in Long Island and north of New York City that agree to participate in this initiative will receive a $3500.00 grant. For more information and a timeline for the application (which is attached), please see below.

Suicide Prevention Center of NY Announces Funding for Non-NYC Counties That Have or Are Planning a Suicide Prevention Coalition

The Suicide Prevention Center of NY (SPC-NY) is pleased to announce the availability of funding for calendar year 2016 for New York State Counties in Long Island and north of New York City that either currently have or plan to create a Suicide Prevention Coalition. (Funding for New York City counties/boroughs will be available in calendar year 2017).

The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) will soon release its new State-wide Suicide Prevention Plan (2016-17). One of the four strategic directions of the Plan is the creation and support of Caring, Competent and Healthy Communities. An important part of that strategic direction, and strengthening the State’s overall suicide prevention efforts, this funding opportunity supports the evolution of existing suicide prevention coalitions and creation of new suicide prevention coalitions where they either don’t exist or where they are inactive.

All participating counties in Long Island and north of New York City that agree to participate in this initiative will receive a $3500.00 grant. See the attached application for more details.

Timeline

The following is a list of key dates related to this initiative:

1. March 14, 2016 – web-based meeting (details forthcoming) to review initiative and answer any

questions

2. April 1, 2016- signed agreements/proposed budget for new coalitions and signed

agreements/completed readiness assessments/proposed budget for existing coalitions to Garra.Lloyd-Lester@omh.ny.gov

3. April 8, 2016-Funding Decisions announced by SPC-NY

April 29, 2016- All applicants will be contacted re next steps for developing/revitalizing your coalition as well as a proposed time line for implementation

4. May 1-December 1, 2016- Coalition Academy and new Coalition Development projects will

Commence.

5. January 31, 2017-Final reporting including receipts and Coalition Academy Feedback form