Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems Act, or the C.R.I.S.E.S. Act
Support CBOs’ involvement in addressing emergencies through funding of innovative approaches for CBOs to engage in emergency response and build increased capacity in that space. Seeks to identify and elevate promising practices in the area of community-based crisis response in order to develop policy recommendations and guidance to the Legislature and Governor for scaling and implementation of a permanent community-based crisis response program.
Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) sections 18999.90-18999.95 authorize the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to administer the Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems (C.R.I.S.E.S.) Grant Pilot Program. The CDSS will administer $10 million for grant-making to community-based organizations (CBOs) for emergency response pilots to lessen the reliance on law enforcement agencies as first responders to crisis situations unrelated to a fire department or emergency medical service response. Community-based alternatives may include, but are not limited to, providing mobile crisis response teams or community para-medicine programs to respond to emergencies involving mental health, intimate partner violence, community violence, substance abuse, natural disasters, or other crises. Community-based alternatives shall not include law enforcement officers or agencies as first responders or co-responders.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Eligible entities (cities, counties, or tribes, or departments of a city, county, or tribe) are those who propose to partner with CBOs to implement emergency response pilots. Pursuant to the RFA process, CDSS shall select entities that meet the necessary qualifications and propose partnerships with CBOs with documented ability to provide all the required services set forth in this RFA. Funds will be awarded at the sole discretion of the CDSS.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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