The Kansas Health Foundation has awarded the Flint Hills Volunteer Center a grant of $24,200 to provide suicide prevention awareness training to staff and community volunteers to recognize the signs and risk factors among high-risk, rural populations in Riley and Geary counties.

The grant, announced Friday, is one of 17 for a total of more than $362,000 the health foundation is awarding to organizations across the state in an effort to build capacity to reduce health disparities through its Impact and Capacity Grants (ICG) Initiative.

These grants of up to $25,000 are given to nonprofits addressing at least one of KHF’s four impact areas: educational attainment, access to care, healthy behaviors or civic and community engagement.

“These grants for direct health-improvement projects and building organization capacity will help address health needs of Kansans,” said Michael Lennen, KHF interim president and CEO. “We look forward to seeing what difference these projects can make.”