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Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Funding Opportunity

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AGENCY:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice of intent to award a Single Source Grant to the current grantee of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center program.

SUMMARY:

This notice is to inform the public that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intends to award a programmatic supplement of approximately $583,330 (total costs) for up to one year to the current grantee of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center program. The current grantee is Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts. This is not a formal request for applications. Assistance will be provided only to the Education Development Center, Inc. based on receipt of a satisfactory application that is approved by an independent review group.

Funding Opportunity Title: SM-13-008.

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

Authority: Section 520A and 520C of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.

Justification: The purpose of this 1-year supplement is to support implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) and to support the infrastructure of the National Action Alliance (Action Alliance) for Suicide Prevention, with the overall goal of reducing suicides and suicidal behaviors in the country.

Funds will be used to support implementation of the Action Alliance high priority area, to transform health care systems to significantly reduce suicide and suicide attempts.

This will also build on the momentum of the 2011 report released by the Action Alliance's Clinical Care and Intervention Task Force, Suicide Care in Systems Framework, including the informal “zero suicide” learning collaborative, which currently involves six states and health care systems.

Funds will also be used to directly support the infrastructure of the Action Alliance such as funding staff support for key Alliance initiatives, including the Action Alliance Executive Committee and task forces, and for direct meeting expenses of the Executive Committee and select task forces.

SAMHSA funds only one Suicide Prevention Resource Center, SAMHSA's primary vehicle for providing technical assistance to the field. Therefore, this program supplement will be awarded to the grantee that manages the SPRC, specifically to the Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts. There are no other sources with the available resources and expertise to successfully complete the tasks of this proposal within the one-year grant period.

Contact: Cathy Friedman, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 8-1097, Rockville, MD 20857; Telephone: (240) 276-2316; Email: cathy.friedman@samhsa.hhs.gov.

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Cathy J. Friedman,

Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA.

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[FR Doc. 2013-17276 Filed 7-18-13; 8:45 am]

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