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Grants to Pennsylvania Agencies for
Professional Training to Respond to Crises

Crisis Intervention Team Training Initiative

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) - Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) - Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)

Deadline Date:

06/28/22 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Pennsylvania government agencies and law enforcement agencies for professional training to respond to crises. Applicants must complete an online registration process prior to submitting an application. The purpose of the program is to train first responders to deal with crises involving individuals with behavioral health issues and individuals with disabilities.

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), in collaboration with the Department of Human Service (DHS), Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), are announcing the availability of federal Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI) funds to support Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for municipal law enforcement personnel and criminal justice practitioners and individuals who work in professions related to crisis services (emergency dispatchers and communications personnel; counselors, social workers, and certified peer specialists; emergency management services personnel; and fire fighters).

The goal of this initiative is to provide resources for CIT training by supporting costs affiliated with the training of emergency/response personnel, certification of CIT Coordinators, and participation and completion of CIT Train-the-Trainer curriculum. PCCD and DHS/OMHSAS anticipate municipalities establishing CIT programs or expanding existing CIT programs will experience:

  • Enhanced diversion/treatment opportunities and connections to care in the community for individuals with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities;
  • Increased officer and public safety during crisis situations; and
  • A decrease in the number of individuals with behavioral health and/or other intellectual disabilities who become justice involved or from further penetrating the criminal justice system. 

Funds may support training of emergency/response personnel, CIT Coordinator certification, or completion of a CIT Train-the-Trainer course. Funds may be used to reimburse agencies for overtime for personnel, as appropriate, and related training expenses including, but not limited to, instructor fees, travel, and training materials key to the delivery of CIT training and certification.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 203400

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$130,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

PCCD will accept applications with budgets not to exceed $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Contingent upon availability of funds, applications approved at the September 14, 2022 Commission meeting will be for one-year projects and have a start date of October 1, 2022 and an end date of September 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible local law enforcement agencies and local units of government (including counties and municipalities) are eligible applicants under this solicitation. Applicants must be in good standing with PCCD to be eligible for these funds.

The applicant and recipient agencies’ historical success in implementing PCCD-funded programs/initiatives that met their intended goals will be considered in the review process. Applicants are not required to have a prior funding history with PCCD to be eligible.

Funds are not available for:
- Routine supply purchases not integral to the implementation of the project
- Funding personnel not shown to be directly integral to training delivery or attendance
- Food/refreshments
- Land acquisition or construction

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted electronically through PCCD’s Egrants system no later than 11:59 PM on June 28, 2022.

Timeline:
- Recommended Egrants Agency Registration Date: June 14, 2022
- Recommended Egrants User Registration Date: June 21, 2022
- Mandatory SAM Registration Deadline: June 28, 2022
- Mandatory Egrants Application Deadline: June 28, 2022

All questions pertaining to this funding announcement must be received by close of business on June 20, 2022.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://portal.pccd.pa.gov/eGrants?ReturnUrl=%2f

Questions requesting clarification on announcement language must be sent via email to: RAPCCD-OCJSI@pa.gov with Crisis Intervention Team Training Initiative in the subject line.

Questions concerning the Egrants System should be made directly to the Egrants Help Desk by phoning either (717) 787-5887 or (800) 692-7292; or via email to RA-eGrantsSupport@pa.gov.

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