NCIPC Suicide Prevention Funding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) funds states, tribes, territories, non-governmental organizations, and university research programs to track and monitor suicide related outcomes, build implementation capacity, and implement and evaluate suicide prevention strategies and approaches with the best available evidence.

Suicide Prevention Strategies
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Preventing suicide and self-harm is a priority across our country. Prevention efforts in states and communities are built on seven key strategies from the Preventing Suicide Technical Package pdf iconand informed by use of more near real-time data through syndromic surveillance in additional jurisdictions.

State Snapshots

Select a funded state from the map or data table below to view a snapshot of the suicide prevention activities supported by NCIPC. Each snapshot contains:

  • Overall suicide prevention fiscal year (FY) 2021 funding, including program categories and recipient information
  • Key suicide-related statistics
  • Examples of how states are working to prevent suicide

Hover over the map to quickly view information about the funding and burden for each state. Use the filter to see which states are funded by each program.

Please note that while each state has data about suicide burden, not all states receive suicide prevention funding. Only states that receive this funding are linked to a separate state snapshot web page.

Tribal Suicide Prevention

In FY20, NCIPC began funding tribal organizations through CDC’s umbrella cooperative agreement, Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Cooperative Agreement, to tailor, implement, and evaluate suicide prevention programs with the best available evidence to reduce suicide-related morbidity and mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).

The tribal recipients and their associated annual funding amounts are below:

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To learn more about tribal suicide prevention efforts, read more below in the Examples of Activities and Progress section on this page.

To learn more about other CDC injury prevention efforts in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, click here.

Funding Over Time

Congress directed an appropriation line to NCIPC for suicide prevention activities in 2020. NCIPC used these appropriations to expand funding to a variety of state, territorial, tribal, and non-governmental organizations. The visuals below represent major suicide prevention awards and are not inclusive of all funding related to suicide prevention.

Historical Suicide Prevention Funding
Suicide Prevention Appropriation

In FY 2020, NCIPC received a new appropriation line for suicide prevention. Initially funded at $10 million, the FY 2021 appropriation was $12 million.

Suicide Prevention Programs

Where We’ve Been

NCIPC’s national leadership and increased support to states, territories, tribes, and non-governmental organizations is working to prevent suicide across the United States. Learn more about the key milestones and programs since 2019.

Examples of Activities and Progress

With CDC funding, states, tribes, territories, and other organizations are initiating and expanding suicide prevention activities. Examples of progress are highlighted below. These samples of activities are intended to illustrate the work and are not inclusive of all efforts.

Other Projects

In addition to funding and supporting the suicide prevention programs outlined above, NCIPC collaborates with the following groups on suicide prevention initiatives.

Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs)

NCIPC funds Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) to conduct research, training, and outreach to study ways to prevent injuries and violence and to work with community partners to put research findings into action. Six universities are currently conducting suicide prevention research.

Prevention Institute

Through a cooperative agreement with CDC, the Prevention Institute updated content in CDC’s Suicide Prevention Technical Package and developed modulesexternal icon that provide a foundation for activities like virtual tools during periods of infrastructure disruption.

SPACECAT

CDC joined with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to develop a tool to aid jurisdictions in assessing their current organizational capacity. The Suicide, Overdose, and Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Capacity Assessment Toolexternal icon (SPACECAT) invites agencies to consider their capacity as it relates to ACEs, overdose, and suicide, in the context of the ecological framework. The site contains downloadable resources, videos, training.

Core State Injury Violence and Prevention Program (Core SVIPP)

Approximately $4 million was divided evenly amongst 22 of 23 Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP) recipients to help states address suicide and ACEs prevention, including enhancing virtual implementation of prevention resources. Hawaii did not apply for this funding. For example, North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services partnered with the University of North Carolina’s Injury Prevention Research Center to implement the ACEs and Suicide Prevention in a Remote Environment (ASPIRE) projectexternal icon.

Violence Prevention in Tribal Communities

Twelve Indian Health Service regional Tribal Health Boards received $1 million each to improve capacity and prevention for intimate partner violence, suicide, and ACEs, including assessing behavioral health needs, creating communication toolkits, and improving data and surveillance.

POLARIS

CDC has a wide variety of research, data, and information that can inform evidence-based policy. CDC developed POLARIS to centralize policy-relevant tools, training, and resources on various health topics.

Safe States Alliance

Safe States Alliance was funded approximately $950,000 to address ACEs and suicide prevention activities during the pandemic. In collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), they created a variety of resources, including community suicide prevention messages, workforce trainings, and web resources. Some of these resources include the National Mental Health and Suicide National Response to COVID 19external icon, two online hubs to help injury and violence prevention practitioners adapt to the changing landscape (INtouchexternal icon and COVID-19 IVP Resource Hubexternal icon), and over 150 suicide prevention education programming events to a virtual format for a national audience.

Additional Resources

Need help? Know someone who does?
Hotline

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Both are free and confidential. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

For more information, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifelineexternal icon.

You can also connect 24/7 to a crisis counselor by texting the Crisis Text Line.external icon Text HOME to 741741.