SB 6514: Grant Program

Suicide Prevention in Higher Education Grant Program

The Suicide Prevention in Higher Education Grant Program competitively awards grants for partnerships between postsecondary education institutions and health care organizations. These partnerships must “provide mental health, behavioral health, and suicide prevention” for students.  Postsecondary education institutions eligible to apply for the grant program include public and private colleges and universities; private vocational schools; and cosmetology, barbering, and other schools authorized by the Washington State Department of Licensing. However, the first six grants must go to public institutions of higher education. Depending on the volume of applications and awards, we anticipate a statewide total of up to $420,000 will be available to fund partnerships. For more information or to provide input, please visit Washington Student Achievement Council.

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) is seeking proposals for projects that will help resource-challenged postsecondary education institutions create partnerships with health care entities to develop student suicide prevention programs. Visit WSAC’s Suicide Prevention Grant webpage to download the Request for Proposals and obtain connection information for webinars.

Contact Mark Bergeson (360-753-7881 or markb@wsac.wa.gov) if you have questions. Please forward as you see fit.