Before you begin the application process, it is necessary to read through the information in this section. It provides helpful background information as well as an overview of the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) (definition), including the services funded by the program. You’ll learn more about the guiding principles behind the CCP model and why they are important. This section covers the strategies for program management, including important tips on staffing, providing quality assurance, supervision, program promotion, training, and evaluation. The section also offers tips on budget preparation and demonstrates the importance of fiscal monitoring and reporting. You can access the CCP brochure and review CCP regulations by following the links below.
- CCP Guidance (Read me first) [PDF 1.089 MB]
A four-part program guidance document for the CCP and the services it provides. It is intended to help states, U.S. territories, and federally recognized tribes prepare a comprehensive application and provide effective programs for disaster survivors.
- Application Timeline and Checklist [PDF 188 KB]
A timeline and checklist that provides state and territory mental health authority staff with recommended action steps for completing CCP Immediate Services Program and Regular Services Program applications and implementing these programs for a typical disaster response effort.
- CCP Regulations [PDF 33 KB]
Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 206.171, “Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training,” which establishes the policy, standards, and procedures for implementing the CCP.
- CCP Brochure [PDF 226 KB]
A brochure describing the mission, goals, and key principles of the CCP and the services it funds.
- Guide for Evaluating Your CCP [PDF 15 MB]
This guide is to be used for training CCP staff about ongoing program monitoring, evaluation of program data, and the use of the data collection forms. The toolkit also contains copies of the CCP data collection forms.