U.S. Department of Justice-OVC: Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance and Resource Development


Deadline: 10 July 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for its grant program entitled “Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance and Resource Development”.

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Under this program, a victim of trafficking is defined as a person who has been subjected to a “severe form of trafficking in persons,” which, as defined in 22 U.S.C. § 7102(11), means:

  • Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
  • The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

Activities supported through all of the projects funded under this solicitation should be victimcentered, trauma-informed, and should promote the dignity and self-sufficiency of survivors and improve their access to resources and services.

The purpose of this program is three-fold:

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  • to enhance the quality of services available to assist victims of human trafficking by providing specialized training and technical assistance (TTA) to legal and social service providers, community organizations, and other stakeholders;
  • to develop resources that commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victim Protection Act (TVPA) to raise public awareness, promote community outreach, and create educational activities around the country to address human trafficking; and
  • to develop a key resource to improve the response to victims of human trafficking wherever they are identified.

Purpose Areas

Applicants must address at least one of the following purpose areas:

  • Purpose Area 1: Training and Technical Assistance on Crime Victim Compensation for Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Purpose Area 2: Training and Technical Assistance on Labor Trafficking
  • Purpose Area 3: Training and Technical Assistance on State-Level Financial Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims
  • Purpose Area 4: Resource Development on Public Awareness for the 20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victim Protection Act (TVPA)
  • Purpose Area 5: Resource Development on Standards of Care for Human Trafficking Victims

Funding Information

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  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,900,000
  • Award Ceiling: $850,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Under Purpose Areas 1, 2, 3, and 5, eligible applicants are states, federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit organizations (defined as an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 and is exempt from taxation under 501(a) of such title), national organizations; and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education) and nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofits).
  • Under Purpose Area 4, eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations (defined as an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 and is exempt from taxation under 501(a) of such title).
  • Nonprofit organizations that hold money in offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding paying the tax described in 26 U.S.C. § 511(a) are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants may apply for more than one purpose area under this solicitation, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements for each purpose area.
  • 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 as subrecipients (subgrantees). Note: For additional information on subawards, see “Budget and Associated Documentation” under The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire project.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316908

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