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Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program Benefits

Program Description

The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) assists individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of a Presidentially declared major disaster through community-based outreach and psycho-educational services.

The CCP supports short-term interventions that involve the counseling goals of assisting disaster survivors in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, assisting survivors in reviewing their disaster recovery options, promoting the use or development of coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with other individuals and agencies who may help survivors in their recovery process.

General Program Requirements

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

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To find out if your state has a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program, call the FEMA Helpline 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For the hearing impaired, please call 1-800-462-7585.