The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is pleased to announce the FY24 Commonwealth Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) competitive grant opportunity. This Availability of Grant Funds (AGF) is governed by Section 118 of Chapter 253 of the Acts of 2020, which states:
8000-0313-For a grant program, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended to provide law enforcement agencies with access to critical incident stress management and peer support programs to address police officer mental wellness and suicide prevention
Only municipal law enforcement departments that employ emergency service providers who are currently certified by the Massachusetts Peer Support Network or International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc., and provide crisis intervention services to emergency service providers is eligible to apply.
Preference will be given to previous awardees who were not able to complete their prior grant spending due to time constraints. Previous applicants may apply for more or less of their prior award.
Only one application is allowed per municipality/CISM team.
FY24 Funding Period Key Dates
AGF Posted: November 7, 2023
Intention to Apply Form Due: November 21, 2023
Application Questions Due: November 21, 2023
Application Due: Tuesday, December 5, 2023, by 4:00pm
Anticipated Award Notification: December 2023
Performance Period: January 2024 - June 30, 2024