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VA RIN: 2900-AR16 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing a final rule to implement legislation authorizing VA to initiate a three-year community-based grant program to award grants to eligible entities to provide or coordinate the provision of suicide prevention services to eligible individuals and their families. This rulemaking specifies grant eligibility criteria, application requirements, scoring criteria, constraints on the allocation and use of the funds, and other requirements necessary to implement this grant program. These amendments are in accordance with the President’s priorities of reducing suicide.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 62.2    38 CFR 50.1(d)    38 CFR 78.45   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 116-171, sec. 201    38 U.S.C. 1720F    38 U.S.C. 501   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Required consultation pursuant to section 201 of Pub. L. 116-171  12/31/2025 

Overall Description of Deadline: Required consultation pursuant to section 201 of Pub. L. 116-171. This grant program is authorized by section 201 of Public Law 116-171. VA must publish regulations for matters related to grants as required by 38 U.S.C. 501(d).

Action Date FR Cite
Request For Information (RFI)  04/01/2021  86 FR 17268   
RFI Comment Period End  04/22/2021 
Interim Final Rule  03/10/2022  87 FR 13806   
Interim Final Rule; Correction  03/22/2022  87 FR 16101   
Interim Final Rule Effective  04/11/2022 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  05/09/2022 
Final Action  06/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sandra Foley
Supervisory Grants Manager – Suicide Prevention Program
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 266-4653