Crisis Counseling

The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) supports the Recovery core capability and mission area as defined in the National Preparedness Goal.

It accomplishes this by assisting individuals and communities in recovering from the challenging effects of natural and human-caused
disasters through the provision of community-based outreach and psycho-educational services.

The CCP goals are to:
Reach large numbers of people affected by disasters through face-to-face outreach to shelters, homes, and other locations.
? Assess the emotional needs of survivors and make referrals to traditional behavioral health services when necessary.
? Identify tangible needs and link survivors to community resources and disaster relief services.
? Provide emotional support, education, basic crisis counseling, and connection to familial and community support systems.
? Train and educate CCP staff and other community partners about disaster reactions, appropriate interventions, and CCP services.
? Develop partnerships with local disaster and other organizations.
? Work with local stakeholders to promote community resilience and recovery.
? Collect and evaluate data to ensure quality services and justify program efforts.
? Leave behind a permanent legacy of improved coping skills, educational and resource materials, and enhanced community linkages.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of addresses for FEMA's Regional Offices.
Website Address

http://www.samhsa.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Adjutant General, South Carolina $ 387,398   2018-10-202019-09-30
Military Affairs, Wisconsin Dept Of $ 256,958   2018-11-152019-09-30
Florida, State Of $ 400,000   2018-11-082019-09-30
Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands $ 446,600   2018-11-272019-09-30
Public Safety, South Dakota Department Of $ 320,845   2019-07-182019-09-30
Military, Nebraska Department Of $ 717,451   2019-04-252019-09-30
North Carolina Department Of Public Safety $ 5,480,334   2018-10-062019-09-30
Office Of Emergency Services $ 855,542   2018-12-022019-09-30
Public Safety, Missouri Department Of $ 679,221   2019-08-062019-09-30
Georgia Emergency Management Agency/homeland Security $ 229,092   2019-02-202019-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 16 grants 283,872 survivors. Fiscal Year 2017: 16 grants 283,872 survivors. Fiscal Year 2018: 16 grants 283,872 survivors.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) provides supplemental funding to States, U. S. Territories and Federally recognized tribes for technical assistance and training as well as short-term crisis counseling services to individuals impacted by a Presidentially-declared major disaster that includes Individual Assistance.

CCP services involve the counseling goals of assisting disaster survivors in understanding their current situations and reactions, mitigating additional stress, assisting survivors in reviewing their options, promoting the use or development of coping strategies, providing emotional support and encouraging linkages with other individuals and agencies who may help survivors recover to their pre-disaster level of functioning.

The CCP is comprised of the Immediate Services Program (ISP) and the Regular Services Program (RSP).

The Immediate Services Program grant provides 60 days of services from the declaration date and enables the State or local agency to respond to the immediate behavioral health needs of people affected by the disaster.

The Regular Services Program grant provides up to nine months of crisis counseling, outreach, consultation and education services to people affected by a disaster.

Funding for the ISP and RSP programs is considered separate and distinct as these are two different grants.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States are eligible for grants.

If the Governor determines, during an assessment of the need for crisis counseling services, that because of unusual circumstances or serious conditions within the State or local mental health network, the State cannot carry out the crisis counseling program, he/she may identify a public or private mental health agency or organization to carry out the program or request the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Director to identify, with assistance of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), such an agency or organization.

Beneficiary Eligibility

In order to be eligible for services under this program, an individual must be a resident of the designated disaster area or must have been in the designated area at the time the disaster occurred.

Credentials/Documentation

Grant awards will be determined in accordance with OMB Circulars A-102 for State and local governments. States are eligible for grants. If the Governor determines, during an assessment of the need for crisis counseling services, that because of unusual circumstances or serious conditions within the State or local mental health network, the State cannot carry out the crisis counseling program, he/she may identify a public or private mental health agency or organization to carry out the program or request the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Administrator to identify, with assistance of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), such an agency or organization. In order to be eligible for services under this program, an individual must be a resident of the designated disaster area or must have been in the designated area at the time the disaster occurred. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application for Federal assistance for the Immediate Services Program must be submitted by the State to FEMA no later than 14 days after the Presidential declaration. Application for Federal assistance for the Regular Services Program must be submitted by the State to FEMA, along with a copy to SAMHSA CMHS, no later than 60 days after the Presidential declaration.

Award Procedures

Immediate Services Program applications are reviewed by FEMA program staff in consultation with SAMHSA CMHS. Grant award is provided by FEMA to the State Emergency Management Agency. Regular Services Program applications are reviewed by FEMA with formal recommendation from SAMHSA CMHS. Grant funds are provided by FEMA to SAMHSA CMHS for award to the State's mental health agency.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 416, Public Law 93-288.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.

Appeals

Immediate Services Program - The State may appeal the Regional Administrator's decision in writing within 60 days of the date of notification of the application decision. The State may further appeal the Regional Administrator's decision to the Assistant Administrator, Recovery, within 60 days of the date of the Regional Administrator's notification of the application decision. Regular Services Program - The State may appeal FEMA's decision in writing within 60 days of the date of notification of the decision.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on Project need.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantee is required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports.

Quarterly ?Progress Reports? must include the progress of each sub-grant award.

Final financial and program reports are due 90 days after the end of the grant?s period of performance.

Refer to Program Guidance.

SF-425 is required on a quarterly basis and 90 days after the project end date.

Refer to program guidance.

No progress reports are required.

The Quarterly Report must include an interim budget expenditure report.

A final expenditure report showing expenditure of funds by category and budget line is also required.

Refer to program guidance for details.

Refer to program guidance.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.

Records

Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-0702-0-1-453.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $22,311,270; FY 17 est $24,542,397; and FY 18 est $26,996,637

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Federal Disaster Assistance Regulations, 44 CFR 206.171; Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training and the FEMA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program Guidance.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of addresses for FEMA's Regional Offices.

Headquarters Office

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Individual Assistance 500 C Street, SW, Sixth Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20472-3100 Phone: (202) 212-1117

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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