- Ann Tucker
States, Territories Awarded Funding to Strengthen Crisis Call Center Services
SAMHSA is awarding nearly $105 million in grant funding to 54 states and territories in advance of the transition from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to the 988 three-digit dialing code in July. States and territories are expected to use the funds to improve response rates, increase capacity to meet future demand, and ensure calls initiated are first routed to local, regional, or State crisis call centers. Award recipients may also use the funds to build the workforce necessary for enhancing local response.