Deadline: 21 February 2017
The Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for its Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of all forms of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, by enhancing interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and through the provision of high-quality services that address the individual needs of trafficking victims.
This solicitation will provide funding to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing services for victims of human trafficking. Funding under this program will support comprehensive services for all victims of human trafficking — sex trafficking and labor trafficking, foreign national/U.S. citizen/legal permanent resident (LPR), adult/minor, male/ female, and LGBTQ victims of trafficking, among others. Funding will also support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities.
Goals and Objectives
- The overarching goal of this program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist all victims of human trafficking in achieving their goals, which may include increased autonomy and self-sufficiency, and increased feelings of safety and well-being.
- The program’s primary objectives are to enhance interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and to provide high-quality services that address the individualized needs of trafficking victims.
- Grantees funded through this solicitation will engage in all of the following activities in order to meet program goals and objectives:
- Provide comprehensive services for victims of all forms of human trafficking, either in house or through community partnerships.
- Work in collaboration with federal, state, and local law enforcement, local service providers, and community- and faith-based organizations to develop comprehensive response protocols to ensure that trafficking victims are identified and referred for appropriate services.
- Conduct training and public awareness activities for professionals and community members in order to improve their knowledge of human trafficking and their ability to identify and respond to victims.
- Conduct data collection and evaluation activities to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and objectives.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
- Award Ceiling: $750,000
- By statute, grants under this program may be awarded to states, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofits).
- For the purposes of this program, a unit of local government is any city, county, township, town, borough, parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state, territory, or federally recognized Indian tribal government.
- Organizations with a demonstrated history of providing victim assistance, social services, legal services, shelter, or mental health services for victims of human trafficking are eligible to apply.
- OVC may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and the availability of appropriations
- OVC welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed subrecipients (“subgrantees”).
- The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire project.
- Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (“subgrantee”) in more than one application.
- Current OVC trafficking victim services grantees who received funding from the OVC FY 2016 Comprehensive Services for Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation or the OVC FY 2016 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking solicitation are not eligible to apply for funding under this solicitation.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
Eligible Country: United States
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