Community Partners in Suicide Prevention

 

Conduct outreach and education efforts around mental health, substance use disorders, traumatic brain injury, and suicide prevention. At the conclusion of this pilot, evaluate program effectiveness and impact and produce a report to Congress.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
12.561
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
National Defense Authorization Act, Section 706, Public Law 112-239, as amended by National Defense Authorization Act, Section 511, Public Law 113-66.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
N/A.
Beneficiary Eligibility
N/A.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Award Procedure
Award decisions will be based on a competitive selection of proposals resulting from an internal merit review panel.
Deadlines
May 01, 2015 to Aug 01, 2015
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 1 to 15 days.
Appeals
From 1 to 15 days.
Renewals
From 1 to 15 days.
How are proposals selected?
All projects must be performed by a community partner as described in FY 13, National Defense Authorization Act, Section 706.

For consideration, the applicant must address the following eight criteria listed in descending order of importance:
- Outreach and Education Strategy and Feasibility
- Established community partner and deliver expertise in outreach, education in a community based environment
- Experience providing outreach and education for Service members and their families
- Knowledge of established best practices in the area of suicide prevention, mental health and traumatic brain injury.
- Execution strategy to reach National Guard and Reserve, regardless of duty status, Service members, their families and care givers.
- Experience conducting a pilot that requires metrics, data collection and evaluation of a rigorous program evaluation plan.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are to be used by community partners to administer an outreach and education pilot to conduct outreach and education efforts around mental health, substance use disorders, traumatic brain injury, and suicide prevention. A community partner described in NDAA 13, Section 706, is a private non-profit organization or institution that meets such qualifications as the Secretary shall establish for purposes of the pilot program and engages in one or more of the following:

1 - Research on the causes, development, and innovative treatment of mental health and substance use disorders and traumatic brain injury in members of the National Guard and Reserves, their family members, and their caregivers.
2 - Identifying and disseminating evidence-based treatments of mental health and substance use disorders and traumatic brain injury described in paragraph (1).
3 - Outreach and education to such members, their families and caregivers, and the public about mental health, substance use disorders, traumatic brain injury and suicide prevention as described in paragraph (1).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Quarterly numbers of those provided treatment or services by community partners and number of outreach efforts. No cash reports are required. Quarterly numbers of those provided treatment or services by community partners and number of outreach efforts. No expenditure reports are required. Quarterly numbers of those provided treatment or services by community partners and number of outreach efforts.
Auditing
Not Applicable.
Records
N/A.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants can be for a period of one year, or three years renewed annually. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Malcolm Hawkins 4800 Mark Center Dr, Ste 05J25, Alexandria, Virginia 85382 Email: malcolm.k.hawkins.civ@mail.mil Phone: 7036148833
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
97-0100-7-3-010.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 Not Available; FY 15 Estimate Not Available; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available - FY 15 and FY 16 funding is pending the availability of funds.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants range from $500,000 to $2,500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
FY 13 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Section 706(a), as amended by FY 14 NDAA, Section 511, provides guidelines on this grant. This information will be performed by a community partner as described in NDAA Section 706(c)(3).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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