Citizen Corps Program (CCP) Grant

Pending the availability of funds, MEMA - through an annual, competitive sub-grant application process - makes CCP funding available to local CERT programs

This is a reimbursement-based grant program with a goal to assist local Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) programs in preparing for all-hazards in support of local first responder efforts. CCP funds may be used towards planning activities; equipment; training; and exercises. Additional information about the grant program and application process may be found in MEMA's Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), which is provided below.

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FFY 2023 Citizen Corp Program (CCP) Subgrant

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has allocated a total of $200,000 to be awarded on a competitive basis to fulfill the following preidentified gap: Enhancing Community Preparedness and Resilience.

MEMA will be accepting applications for grant funds from Massachusetts Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) organizations that are primarily responsible for providing direct services at the community (municipal or regional) level. MEMA will only accept one (1) application per CERT organization. Associations that are not direct service providers and CERT organizations with a primary responsibility for serving institutions, non-profit organizations, or corporations are not eligible to apply under this NOFO.

Funding is capped at $5,000 per community. Regional CERTs are eligible to apply for $5, 000 per community within their region (example: If you have three (3) communities within your Regional CERT you are eligible to request a total of $15,000).

This application period is OPEN until May 17, 2024.

Completed Applications must be emailed to (please do not mail hard copies).

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CCP Sub-Grant Application Process and Materials

The Citizen Corp Program (CCP) Subgrant listed above is the only open subgrant at this time.

Information on other CCP grants will be posted when available.

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Subrecipients are required to use the EM Grants Unit Reimbursement Request Form when seeking reimbursement(s). This form must be completed and submitted electronically to the EM Grants email box: In addition to the Reimbursement Request Form, subrecipients are required submit backup documentation that supports their reimbursement request.

Reimbursement back up must include invoices for items purchased/services rendered and proof of payment that includes vendor name, date paid, amount paid, and warrant/check number for that payment.

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CCP Policies

Communities that receive CCP funds should review the policies below as needed

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MEMA's CERT Best Practices Guide

This Guide was developed by MEMA to assist local CERTs in developing and building their programs.

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Contact   for Citizen Corps Program (CCP) Grant

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