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Grant Writer Request #02072020B

Project Start Date: February 17, 2020

Grant Writer Needed For Behavioral Health Grant


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The client has requested a flat rate quote for the following grant application(s):

Grants to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems    (View details of this grant here.)


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Grant Writer Request #02072020B

Primary Purpose:
Coordination and technical assistance on compiling and submitting a multi-agency, community-wide application to implement Zero Suicide in the "Quad Cities". The "Quad Cities" is the informal name for the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island MSA located in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. The collection of cities is situated on where the Mississippi River intersects with Interstate 80.

Programming and Dollar Needs:
Begun in late 2018/early 2019, our Behavioral Health Coalition was formed to foster multi-agency and community-wide collaboration within the social services sector in both the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities. The Coalition membership includes:
-Behavioral health providers and Agencies/organizations seeking to improve public health overall and to positively influence the social determinants of health (Housing, Income, etc).

In late 2019, the Coalition, following evaluation by its innovation work team, identified Zero Suicide as a shared initiative for the Quad Cities Community.

Due diligence regarding implementation and funding of Zero Suicide has started in earnest in our community in 2020, including by the Funding & Resources work team.

At the end of January, the Coalition became aware of a SAMSHA grant focused on specifically implementing Zero Suicide. This grant writer RFQ/RFP serves two purposes:
-Identify a grant writing vendor with success in achieving SAMSHA funding; and
-Identify a cost range to assist in coordinating and submitting an application before the March 30, 2020 deadline.
Project Description:
The Grant Writer should be ready to begin work on: February 17, 2020
Provide a flat rate for writing and developing each of the following application(s):

Grants to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems    (View details of this grant here.)


Organizational Status:
Our organization is a(n): Non Profit, 501c3, Foundation, Community-wide Behavioral Heal
Our company is in existence for: 70 Year(s) 6 Months
We presently provide or will be providing services in the geographic areas of: Davenport-Moline-Rock Island MSA and surrounding counties. Area known as the greater "Quad Cities" in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
While the Behavioral Health Coalition would be the umbrella under which the SAMHSA grant would be pursued, it is important to note that the Coalition is merely a voluntary association of independent agencies and organizations.

Our Foundation's mission is to raise compassionate awareness of mental illness and to inspire generous giving.
Current Revenue:
We are primarily a provider of mental and behavioral health services in the Iowa Quad Cities. Revenue is generated under Iowa Medicad and county/regional funding.
Grant History:
We have previously applied for a grant(s).
Additional information regarding the specific grant opportunity: FOA Number: SM-20-015 Posted on Grants.gov: Thursday, January 30, 2020 Application Due Date: Monday, March 30, 2020 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Grants to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems (Short Title: Zero Suicide). The Zero Suicide model is a comprehensive, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in health systems. The purpose of this program is to implement suicide prevention and intervention programs for individuals who are 25 years of age or older. This program is designed to raise awareness of suicide, establish referral processes, and improve care and outcomes for such individuals who are at risk for suicide. Recipients will implement the Zero Suicide model throughout their health system.
We have not previously received grant funds.
We do not have a copy of our previously written grant application(s).
The Coalition itself has not received grant funding to date.
We do not have a fundraising packet.
We have an agency mission statement.