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Suicide prevention grants open to veteran support groups

Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced $52.5 million in grants intended to prevent suicide.

Named for Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox, the suicide prevention grant program is now in its second year. Its goal is to fund community-based organizations that work with veterans and their families.

Last year, the VA gave awards to three groups in Pennsylvania, including more than $530,000 to St. Luke’s Penn Foundation in Carbon County.

Eighty recipients won awards nationwide in the program’s first year.

Grant applications are due by May 19 with awards expected to be announced in September. Selected organizations will receive funding for 2024.

More information on how to apply is available at mentalhealth.va.gov.