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Nebraska’s Garrett Lee Smith Grant Page

The Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act was enacted by the United States Congress in 2004 to provide funding specifically for youth suicide prevention. The legislation is named in memory of the son of U.S. Senator Gordon Smith, J.D. (D-OR).  Learn more about Garrett Lee Smith.

Nebraska received a grant under this act in October 2009. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health, the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska and the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition are partnering to carry out activities for this grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a branch of the federal Department of Health and Human Services. 

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Evaluation Activities and Reports

A key component of all projects funded by Garrett Lee Smith Act Grants is evaluation of their impact. Nebraska is participating in a cross-site evaluation and is tracking the impact of all local activities funded by the grant.