Thank you for your interest in the Idaho Lives Project’s Suicide Prevention Program grants, including the Sources of Strength™ program for middle/junior and senior high schools.
Secondary schools applying for the 2021-2022 ILP grant have the option to receive Sources of Strength™ or select a youth suicide prevention program that best meets the unique needs of their students and staff. Per ILP funding requirements, approximately ten (10) schools will receive Sources of Strength. An additional nine (9) schools may apply to receive the program of their choice, including Sources of Strength.
ILP has the in-house capacity to provide Sources of Strength training. The acceptance of other youth suicide prevention programs will take into consideration the availability of local or regional certified trainers, program implementation costs, and the inclusion of safe and appropriate messaging. If accepted, ILP may cover some or all the program implementation costs of other programs.
This is ILP’s 11th school cohort since the Project’s inception in 2013, and we are excited again to offer this opportunity to bring training for suicide prevention and ongoing wellness to Idaho’s schools.
We want schools to be successful in their application process. There are a few steps that can improve your chances of success:
1. We recommend you closely review the overview on the next page.
2. You might consider inviting a few colleagues to work together on the application.
3. During the narrative section, we strongly suggest questions are answered as thoroughly as possible. We have noticed schools that only use one or two sentences to answer any of these questions may not be competitive with other schools’ submissions.
4. If you have any questions during the application preparation, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to offer any applicant guidance on completing their application.
A letter of approval from the school administrator must accompany your application. Please share this correspondence if someone else on your school team will be the lead contact for this submission.
Applications are due Friday, September 24th no later than 12 am PDT.