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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Initiative – Funding Available

Federal Funding available for CIT training

“The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), in collaboration with the Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DHS/OMHSAS), announces the availability of $130,000 in federal funds to support Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training and promote the use of CIT in Pennsylvania communities.

Under this solicitation, federal funds are being made available to eligible Pennsylvania counties and municipalities to support new or expanded CIT programs to support costs affiliated with the training of emergency/response personnel, certification of CIT Coordinators, and participation and completion of CIT Train-the-Trainer curriculum.

Agencies interested in applying for these funds to further the development of CIT to reduce the number of justice involved individuals with behavioral health, co-occurring substance use disorders, and intellectual disabilities/developmental disabilities from the justice system are advised to apply for consideration under Crisis Intervention Team Training Initiative in PCCD’s Egrants System no later than 11:59 P.M. on June 28, 2022.

The funding guidelines provide the necessary information to complete this application. However, if there are any program or fiscal-related questions, please submit your question(s) via the PCCD resource account at

Questions concerning the Egrants system should be made directly to the PCCD Egrants Help Desk at (717) 787-5887. Hours of operation for the Help Desk are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Your interest in Crisis Intervention Team training programs is greatly appreciated.”

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