The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) announces an open competition for a prevalence study in support of a forthcoming Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership between the United States and the Government of Colombia.
The purpose of the CPC is to strengthen the efforts of the Colombian government and civil society organizations in Colombia to prevent child trafficking in Colombia; effectively investigate, prosecute, and convict perpetrators of child trafficking; proactively identify, protect, and provide comprehensive, trauma-informed care for child victims; and create an enabling environment to promote effective collaboration to prevent child trafficking.
The goal of the U.S.-Colombia CPC Partnership is that the Government of Colombia and other state entities work in close partnership with local authorities, governments and mayors, civil society, and relevant anti-trafficking stakeholders in a sustainable and coordinated fashion to combat child trafficking.
- Prosecution: Justice sector actors, including the Judicial Police, the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation, and the judiciary, utilize existing legal and procedural frameworks to increase the identification of child trafficking victims, investigation of human trafficking cases in a child-friendly manner, and prosecution and conviction of perpetrators of child trafficking.
- Protection: The Government of Colombia oversees a functioning system of trauma-informed, victim-centered protection services that are accessible to child trafficking victims, and that support civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders that administer protection and rehabilitation.
- Prevention: Child trafficking prevention efforts are tailored to ethnic, indigenous, gender, sexual orientation, disability, migration, and cultural differences, take into account the victim’s stage of childhood development, and are widespread in targeted communities.
- Partnership: The Government of Colombia strengthens its coordination efforts between government and civil society to combat child trafficking at the local level and ensures adherence to national policies at all levels.
- Total Funding Floor: $700,000
- Total Funding Ceiling: $1,000,000
- Organizations are eligible to apply to include U.S.-based and foreign non-profits, non-governmental organizations(including faith-based organizations), public international organizations(PIOs), institutions of higher education, and for-profit entities.
- Applications submitted by for-profit entities may be subject to additional review following the panel selection process.
- Additionally, the Department of State prohibits profit to for-profit or commercial organizations under its assistance awards.
- Profit is defined as any amount over allowable direct and indirect costs.
- While foreign governments are not eligible to apply, governments may be beneficiaries of programs provided that funding does not pay the salaries of government agency personnel and that such assistance is not restricted by U.S. law or policy.
- The eligibility requirements for applying for this funding opportunity do not restrict applicants from receiving other sources of funding from the United States government, including funding from other bureaus within the Department of State.
- However, the applicant must provide information on any work conducted with U.S. government funding related to human-trafficking issues or cross-cutting (e.g., child protection, health, education, labor, gender, etc.) human-trafficking issues within the project narrative.
- Applicants should have existing active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders, including government interlocutors, private sector actors, local civil society organizations, and/or non-governmental organizations.
- Applicants should have demonstrable experience in administering successful prevalence studies, preferably in child trafficking or related areas in Colombia.
- The TIP Office reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339240