Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program
The threat of terrorism and criminal mass violence against Americans, both in the United States and abroad, has increased in recent years.
The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program provides assistance to communities reeling from terrorist attacks and other cases of mass violence.
5 categories of assistance area available, to respond to terrorism and mass violence:
- Crisis response grants (available up to 9 months) provide funds to help victims build adaptive capacities, decrease stressors, and reduce symptoms of trauma immediately following the terrorism or mass violence event.
- Consequence management grants (available up to 18 months) provide supplemental funds to help victims recover from the traumatic event and to restore their sense of equilibrium.
- Criminal justice support grants (available up to 36 months) facilitate victim participation in an investigation or prosecution directly related to the terrorist or mass violence event.
- Crime victim compensation grants (available any time during crisis aftermath) provide supplemental funds to state crime victim compensation programs to reimburse victims for out-of-pocket expenses related to their victimization.
- Training and technical assistance (available any time during crisis aftermath) provide tools to help federal, state, and local authorities identify victim needs and needed resources, coordinate services to victims, develop strategies for responding, and address related issues.