The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council advises the governor and legislature on issues relating to suicide. In collaboration with communities, faith-based organizations, and public-private entities, the Council works to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans by reducing suicide and its effect on individuals and communities.
The Department of Education & Early Development is pleased to announce a competitive grant application for funds to Suicide Awareness, Prevention & Postvention.
The purpose of the Suicide Awareness, Prevention & Postvention (SAPP) grant is to provide an opportunity for schools to support programs, practices, and policies that focus on areas that are related to the State Suicide Prevention Plan Goals and Strategies.
Under this competition, EED intends to award approximately 4 grants if state funding is made available to the department. Grants up to $25,000 per year will be awarded. These awards will be made to Alaska school districts only. EED will only fund projects that primarily serve at risk students as demonstrated by YRBS results and regional suicide demographics.
EED will give competitive priority to projects that will serve at risk students in: schools designated as alternative schools, correctional facilities and regions that have historically had high suicide rates as reported by the State of Alaska Epidemiology.
Applications are available on the department website at:
(Hard copies are also available by calling Sharon Fishel at 465-6523.)
Letters of Intent to Apply are encouraged by February 3, 2014. (See application packet for further details.)
The closing date for this competition is 4:00 p.m. AST on Friday, March 14, 2014.
The department will host one technical assistance opportunity – details are available on the website listed above.
If you have any questions concerning the program or the application process, please feel free to contact Sharon Fishel, 465-6523 or email@example.com