By Hannah Reed, CILS Escondido Office Staff Attorney


The deadline to apply for Support for 988 Tribal Response Cooperative Agreements has been extended to November 8, 2022. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide resources to improve response to 988 (the crisis help hotline) contacts (including calls, chats, and texts) originating in Tribal communities and/or activated by American Indians and Alaska Natives. Federally recognized tribes, as well as tribal organizations and Urban Indian organizations, are encouraged to apply. Tribes and tribal organizations may apply as part of a consortia.

The 988 Tribal Response Cooperative Agreement funding aims to: (1) ensure American Indians and Alaska Natives have access to culturally competent, trained 988 crisis center support; (2) improve integration and support of 988 crisis centers, Tribal nations, and Tribal organizations to ensure there is navigation and follow-up care; and (3) facilitate collaborations with Tribal, state and territory health providers, Urban Indian Organizations, law enforcement, and other first responders in a manner which respects Tribal sovereignty. There is an anticipated $35,000 in funding available over a project period of two years, with no cost sharing or match required. Up to 100 awards are available. The application materials are available here:

For more information, please see the Notice of Funding document that describes the program and outlines the eligibility information: A pre-application informational webinar is available here: Contact James Wright, Office of the Assistant Secretary for program issues, at For grants management and budget issues, please contact Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management at