Emergency Mental Health and
The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training
The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) is one of a number of programs funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974 (Stafford Act). The Stafford Act was designed to supplement the efforts and available resources of State and local governments in alleviating the damage, loss, hardship, or suffering caused by a federally delcared disaster. Specifically, section 416 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA to fund mental health assistance and training activities in affected areas for a specified period of time. This mental health assistance is called crisis counseling.
Three entities are elgible to apply for and receive CCP funding after a Presidential disaster declaration: States, U.S. Territories, and federally recognized Tribes. Consultation and technical assistance for a CCP is available from both FEMA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). Please contact the SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) at 1-800-308-3515 or DTAC@esi-dc.com. DTAC will provide consultation or connect you withyour assigned CMHS or FEMA Project Officer.
CCP Program Guidance
CCP Evaluation Manual and Toolkit
CCP Brochure (PDF, 149 KB)
State CCP Checklist (PDF, 155 KB)
Immediate Services Program
To Apply: Download the ISP application package files below. Downloadable files:
Regular Services Program
To Apply: Download the RSP Application package files below. Downloadable files: