The Biden Administration announced this week that states and territories will receive funds to support crisis call centers in advance of the July launch of 988, the three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This funding could help improve response rates, increase capacity, and ensure calls are routed to local, regional, or state call centers. Additionally, these funds may be used to help build the workforce necessary for enhancing local text and chat response services. These grants are intended to meet states at their varying levels of operational readiness and to support their specific needs.


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