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Learn how to establish a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) after a major disaster. Access tools to help guide you through the CCP process.

This toolkit includes guides and training materials to help states, U.S. territories, and tribes apply for and establish a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP).

Getting Started

Before applying for funding, refer to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program Guidance (PDF | 1.6 MB) for a complete overview of the CCP and its services. Read this document first to familiarize yourself with the CCP process and the importance of conducting an initial needs assessment. The needs assessment justifies the request for CCP assistance and identifies target populations for community outreach. It also is used to determine CCP staff roles and the number of hires for each position.

The online CCP Management Training Course will provide managers with an overview of key concepts and suggestions for program planning as a complement to the CCP Program Guidance and Immediate Services Program and Regular Services Program supplemental instructions.

Information on how to comply with federal cost principles and audit requirements can be found in the FEMA Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide, which is available from FEMA's Policy, Guidance and Fact Sheets web page. Review Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 206.171 to learn about the policies, standards, and procedures for implementing the CCP.

For a summary of program milestones, access the CCP Timeline and Checklist (PDF | 339 KB).

Learn more about the CCP process and the trainings and tools that support the program:

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