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Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Grants

Grant Overview and Purpose of the Funding

The Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team at DPI is pleased to announce the Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Grant application is now available. With a focus on training Wisconsin students to recognize the signs of suicide shown by fellow students, peer-to-peer programs use messages of hope, health, and strength to develop peer leaders and resources for students who may be struggling.

Any school at which pupils attend high school grades (including public, tribal, charter, and private schools) is eligible for this grant. High schools that received a Peer-to-Peer grant previously, are eligible to renew their grant up to three times. Recipients of a grant under this program may use the grant funds to support an existing peer-to-peer suicide prevention program or implement a new peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. The amount of each individual grant award may not exceed $1,000.

OCMH School-Based Peer-Led Wellness Programs in Wisconsin Map 

Peer to Peer Suicide Prevention Example Programs and Funding Opportunities Video - WISH Center

Authorizing Statute

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2019 Act 83, Statute 115.366 - Directs the DPI to establish a competitive grant program for the purpose of supporting peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs in high schools operated by private, public and tribal schools in Wisconsin.

PI-38 Subchapter I and II


Date Task
October 2, 2024 Peer-to-Peer applications due to DPI.
June 1, 2025
Completion of projects and End of Year (EOY) Survey submitted to the DPI.
June 30, 2025
End of the State Fiscal Year (SFY). Final Claim submitted to the DPI.

Grant Materials

Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on October 2, 2024. Official grant announcement and webinar coming soon.

Please Note: Access to the online application is specific to the device used to complete the application. Your work will automatically be saved and you can exit the application and return later provided you are using the same device each time. Additional general instructions can be found in the grant overview document.

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