Read the 2022-23 Impact Report.
We are excited to offer mini-grants for the 3rd year! Contact the Statewide School Suicide Prevention Manager at SSPW@linesforlife.org with any questions.
Applications are currently open.
Please read through the entire application in advance of applying so that your responses are detailed with well thought-out plans.
Please note the following changes this year:
- Applicants must choose only 1 activity on which to spend awards:
- Training Day ($500-$2,000)
- Wellness Event for School Community ($500-$2,000)
- Student Curriculum or Program Purchase ($1,000-$2,000)
- Supplies for Physical Wellness Space in School Building ($800)
- Support for school clubs and alliances ($500-$1,000)
- Schools or districts applying that have not received a mini-grant in the past will be prioritized.
- The schools and districts that receive awards will be expected to use their mini-grant funds during this school year and must be able to meet report requirements 4 months after they are awarded.
- We will make decisions on award amounts based on demonstrated potential impact, need, and reach. You will see there are predetermined ranges for each type of prevention activity. Please tell us in your application how X amount will support your project needs and what you expect those expenses to be.
- Applications will be reviewed as they come in, and we hope to inform schools about their awards within 2-3 weeks. For those receiving awards, checks will be mailed within 2-4 weeks; however, this may vary based on Lines for Life’s accounting schedule.
School or District Suicide Prevention Mini-Grant Application Link Here: School Staff Mini Grant Application
Student-Led School Suicide Prevention Mini-Grant
Since we encourage and love to see students involved in their school’s suicide prevention plans, we are opening up a separate application for students to apply for a mini-grant. This will require a school staff to support the application and transaction process, and we hope that an adult can support the facilitation of conversations that will elevate youth voices. This application will follow the same cycle as normal mini-grants. Student applications will not replace this mini-grant application, meaning a school is allowed to submit both, but student applications will be prioritized.
- Applications open on September 25, 2023, and we estimate closing applications on December 8, 2023.
- The award amount is $600.
- This application is for middle and high school aged students to fill out with the support of an adult at their school. Information for the school and staff contact will be required to submit. This is the first time YouthLine mini-grants have a separate application for students, and the same requirements for applying and reporting will be in effect for these student mini-grants.
We encourage schools to elevate student perspectives and invite student groups to be creative in engagement with and planning suicide prevention activities. Please consider printing the application with all the questions, and discuss with your students to come to collective agreements before submitting your school’s application. School applications that demonstrate positive impact, collaboration with peers, and harnessing inclusive and equitable practices will receive $600.
We are open to various types of proposals from students! Prevention activities may include, but are not limited to: Campaigns, fairs, walks, art contests, education/trainings for students and families, club support, etc.
Student Suicide Prevention Mini Grant Application: Student Mini Grant Application
Support for Schools
YouthLine serves as a resource for your students and youth who are struggling and could use extra support through life’s rough patches. We operate a crisis and help line answered by local teens, and we provide peer-supported outreach in the community to destigmatize mental health challenges, increase awareness for mental health and wellness, and encourage youth to reach out for help.
- Need consultation on Adi’s Act (SB52) implementation? Our School Suicide and Wellness Program can help. Contact our Statewide School Suicide Prevention Manager at SSPW@linesforlife.org for more information!
- Check out our Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Postvention: Step by Step Guide
- Find out more about Community Outreach and Classroom Education
- View and order YouthLine materials
Find out more by emailing YouthL@linesforlife.org