In preparation for the implementation of 988 as the new nationwide, 3-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the IDHS/Division of Mental Health is pleased to announce the posting of a Competitive Grant Opportunity for SFY22 on the IDHS/DMH Webpage at https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=130322 for the Grant Program/CSFA Number listed below:
400 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) Call Center 444-22-2487
The Lifeline is a network of crisis call centers serving the entire country. The Lifeline's call routing is based on crisis center call capacity and availability. The Lifeline currently operates under a 1-800 number and beginning July 16, 2022, will be transitioning to a three-digit number (9-8-8). At that time, all phone service providers must ensure all 988 calls are routed to the Lifeline. To support the roll out of 988, develop an expanded crisis service system, and to increase in-state capacity to answer calls to the Lifeline, DMH is seeking an entity interested in becoming or expanding operations of a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call Center.
The deadline to submit the required application documents for the program listed above (Program 400) is December 10, 2021, Noon CST.
The NOFO Number is 22-444-22-2487-01.