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C.R.I.S.E.S. Act Town Hall and Grant Pilot Program

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is seeking individuals to serve as members of a stakeholder workgroup for the Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems (C.R.I.S.E.S.) Act to make recommendations to the CDSS regarding implementation of the C.R.I.S.E.S Grant Pilot Program. CDSS will administer $10 million by January 1, 2023, for grant-making to community-based organizations for emergency response pilots, to learn the reliance on law enforcement agencies as first responders to crisis situations unrelated to a fire department or emergency medical service response.

A virtual town hall will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 5:00-6:30 PM, to announce the stakeholder workgroup nomination process for the C.R.I.S.E.S. Grant Pilot Program and provide an overview of the program. Register here! The session will be recorded and shared following the event for those who are unable to join.

Applications for the stakeholder workgroup are due by 5:00 PM on May 20, 2022. Qualified grantees include cities, counties, tribes, and departments of a city, county, or tribe.

Additional information on the C.R.I.S.E.S. Grant Pilot Program can be found on the CDSS website.