Sources of Strength RFP

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation and PreventionFIRST! present:

Sources of Strength Ohio Network

Competitive Funding Opportunity

SFY22 Request for Proposal

Application Deadline – September 24, 2021 at 5:00pm
Executive Summary

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) and PreventionFIRST! (PF!) are seeking partners to support the statewide rollout of Sources of Strength Ohio, an evidence-based suicide prevention program for elementary and secondary student populations. Awardees will recruit schools to participate in Sources of Strength elementary and secondary programs, provide technical assistance to local programs, assist with program implementation, and liaison between local and state partners. Candidates do not need to be trained in Sources of Strength to apply but must earn provisional certification during state fiscal year 2022. Awardees will be eligible to apply for year two funding.

Funding Period: October 4, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Issue Date: September 3, 2021

Proposal Submission Deadline: September 24, 2021

Award Amount: $15,000

Eligibility: Youth-led groups, not-for-profit organizations, schools, school partners, and government organizations. Must be a non-profit or governmental entity. Network Leaders must be trained as both an elementary coach and Sources of Strength provisional trainer by end of October 2021. Trainings at no cost will be held in October.


Contact or Julie Cameron at no later than September 22, 2021. FAQs will be posted on at the bottom of this page.

Download the Request for Proposal

Funding for this project comes from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.