FEMA Crisis Counseling – CFDA Number 97.032

OVERVIEW:  The purpose is to provide immediate crisis counseling services, when required, to victims of a major Federally-declared disaster for the purpose of addressing mental health problems caused or aggravated by a major disaster or its aftermath. Assistance is short-term in nature and provided at no cost to the disaster victims.  The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) is designed to provide supplemental funding to States for technical assistance and training, as well as, short-term crisis counseling services to people affected by the disaster. CCP services include: screening, diagnostic, and counseling techniques, as well as outreach services such as public information, community networking, consultation and education which can be applied to meet mental health needs after a major Federal disaster declaration. The Program is divided into an Immediate Services Program and a Regular Services Program. The Immediate Services Program enables the State or local agency to respond to the immediate mental health needs of people affected by the disaster. The Regular Services Program grant provides up to 9 months of crisis counseling, outreach, consultation and education services to people affected by a disaster. Funding for this program is separate from the Immediate Services Program.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:  States are eligible for grants. If the Governor determines during the assessment 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.

FEMA GRANT TITLE:   Public Assistance Grants – CFDA Number 97.036

OVERVIEW:  The purpose is to provide supplemental assistance to States, local governments, and political subdivisions to the State, Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native Villages, and certain Private Non-profit organizations in alleviating suffering and hardship resulting from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.  Public Assistance is awarded in the form of cost-shared grants to States, local governments, other political subdivisions such as special districts, federally recognized Indian tribal governments and Alaska Native villages or organizations, and certain eligible Private Non-Profit organizations. A State is defined as any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianna Islands, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia. Following a Presidential declaration, grants may be made for: removal of wreckage and debris from private and public lands; performance of emergency protective measures; emergency transportation assistance; emergency communications; and permanent restoration of eligible facilities.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:  State and local governments, other political subdivisions such as a special districts, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Alaska Native villages or organizations, but not Alaska Native Corporations, and certain Private Non-Profit organizations in designated emergency or major disaster areas.