Kognito, Sources of Strength Ohio & Be Present Ohio:XP Present:
State Fiscal Year 2024 Competitive Funding Opportunity | Request for Proposal
Final Application Deadline – July 10th, 2023, at 5:00pm
The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF), PreventionFIRST! (PF!), and the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (CSPR) are seeking partners to support the expansion of several youth suicide prevention programs, including:
- Sources of Strength (Sources), an evidence-based program for students in kindergarten – 12th grade that uses curricula and strategic messaging campaigns to build protective factors and transform school culture.
- Be Present Ohio: The Online Experience (BPO:XP), an evidence-informed program that teaches foundational suicide prevention skills to 13- to 18-year-olds through a series of interactive online learning modules.
- Kognito, which offers evidence-based, on-demand virtual trainings to administrators, educators, and students.
Applicants can apply for funding related to one or more of the above programs. Awardees will support expansion of the program(s) named in their proposal by recruiting schools to participate in the program, assisting with training and/or program implementation, providing technical assistance to local implementation sites, and liaising between local and state partners. Awardees will be eligible to apply for funding in State Fiscal Year 2025 (SFY25).
Funding Period: State Fiscal Year 2024 starting August 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024
Issue Date: May 1, 2023
Proposal Submission Deadline: July 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (see page 10 for details on the optional May 22nd, 2023, deadline)
Award Amount: $3,000 to $18,000
Eligibility: Youth-led groups, not-for-profit organizations, schools, school partners, and government organizations.
Questions: Contact RFP@ohiospf.org no later than July 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
FAQs will be posted at the bottom of the RFP landing page.
Download the Request for Proposal
Funding and Support for this RFP come from the Following Organizations:
The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Ohio Department of Education
What is the RFP Deadline?
July 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
Are School Groups Eligible?
Yes. Youth-led groups, not-for-profit organizations, schools, school partners, and government organizations are all eligible for the funding.
Can funds be used to pay for substitute teachers so those teachers can participate in the Adult Advisor and Peer Leader trainings?