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Final Program Report—Nebraska All-Hazards Capacity Expansion Grant 5 H79 SM55141-02


The process resulting from this grant has created the expectation that behavioral health is a natural partner in disaster response planning in the state of Nebraska. Partners in the planning process have expressed a fear that lack of continued funding at some level will place the progress made to date in jeopardy. The SAMHSA funding made available for this capacity development has already resulted in the development of relationships that made possible the following: • Nebraska received its first FEMA CCP grant in May 2004. • Nebraska received its second FEMA CCP grant in August 2005, to serve displaced survivors of Hurricane Katrina. • Nebraska developed a training curriculum which has been placed in the public domain and accessed by a number of states to train their behavioral health workforce. • As noted above, Nebraska has been able to secure a state funded position for a statewide Critical Incident Stress Management Coordinator. • Nebraska is one of the only states with a plan for