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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS.


Notice of intent to award a Single Source Grant to Link2Health Solutions, Inc.


This notice is to inform the public that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intends to award approximately $478,000 (total costs) for up to two years to Link2Health Solutions, Inc. This is not a formal request for applications. Assistance will be provided only to Link2Health Solutions, Inc. based on the receipt of a satisfactory application that is approved by an independent review group.

Funding Opportunity Title: SM-10-013.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243.

Authority: Section 520(A) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.

Justification: Only an application from Link2Health Solutions will be considered for funding under this announcement. Two-year funding has become available to assist SAMHSA in responding to the growing and pressing need to provide resources for individuals stressed by the nation's current economic crisis. It is considered most cost-effective and efficient to supplement the existing grantee for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and to build on the existing capacity and infrastructure within its network of crisis centers.

Link2Health Solutions is in the unique position to carry out the activities of this grant announcement because it is the current recipient of SAMHSA's cooperative agreement to manage the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. As such, Link2Health Solutions has been maintaining the network communications system and has an existing relationship with the networked crisis centers.

The crisis centers that comprise the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are a critical part of the nation's mental health safety net. Many crisis centers are experiencing significant increases in calls. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis centers require assistance to continue to play their critical role in providing support as well as emergency services to suicidal callers during these challenging economic times. In addition, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis centers are community resources that need to be utilized to reach out to those in their communities most at risk, including those currently impacted severely by the economy.

Contact: Shelly Hara, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 8-1095, Rockville, MD 20857; telephone: (240) 276-2306; E-mail:

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Toian Vaughn,

SAMHSA Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-9103 Filed 4-20-10; 8:45 am]