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.



Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Massachusetts General Hospital, The $ 2,499,160   2015-09-302016-09-29
American Association Of Suicidology $ 2,489,899   2015-09-302016-09-29
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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).

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

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

Authorization

National Defense Authorization Act, Section 706, Public Law 112-239.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 1 to 15 days.

Appeals

From 1 to 15 days.

Renewals

From 1 to 15 days.

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.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

N/A.

Financial Information

Account Identification

97-0100-7-3-010.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - This program was last funded in FY15. No further awards or obligations are expected under this program.

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).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Malcolm Hawkins 4800 Mark Center Dr, Ste 05J25, Alexandria, Virginia 22350 Email: malcolm.k.hawkins.civ@mail.mil Phone: 7036148833

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.



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