Funding Opportunities

2013-2014 Missouri Youth Suicide Prevention Funding Program

The Missouri Suicide Prevention Project is currently accepting proposals for the 2013-2014 Youth Suicide Prevention Funding Allocation Program. Although the deadline for priority consideration (July 15, 2013) has passed, funds are still available. Interested organizations are encouraged to submit a proposal at their earliest convenience. Local organizations may receive up to $2,900 to engage in activities to prevent suicide and suicidal behaviors in youth aged 10-24. For details, please download the Youth Funding Application.

2014 Community Suicide Prevention Coalition Awards

The Missouri Mental Health Foundation (MMHF) in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health is making available awards to support new community collaborations and coalition building efforts for the development, expansion and long-term sustainability of suicide prevention efforts in local communities in Missouri. Coalitions will be expected to promote awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable, and work to develop sustainable local efforts with broad-based community support. Two levels of funding are available: (a) up to $4,000, or (b) $4,001 - $8,000. Proposals will be accepted until funds are exhausted. Awards will be made as proposals are received. For more information and to apply online, please visit the Missouri Mental Health Foundation website.


Please note: the following funding opportunities are not offered through DMH. Questions should be directed to the organizations listed.

LivingWorks Education Grant Program 2013

The goal of this grant program offered by LivingWorks Education Inc. is to provide an opportunity for funding to help individuals, organizations, or communities build an initial, sustainable foundation to implement suicide awareness, prevention and intervention education and training. For details, please download the application available on the LivingWorks website.

Project SERV (School Emergency Response to Violence)

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students administers the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant program to help schools recover following violent events.   Local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) are eligible to apply for a Project SERV grant if their learning environment has been disrupted as a direct result of suicide deaths of students, faculty members and/or staff, and responding to the crisis poses an undue financial hardship.  For more information visit the Project SERV website or review their announcements of recent awards.