Department of Justice: Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Deadline: 12 May 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications from organisations to support specialized services for victims of human trafficking throughout the United States.

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The aim of the program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist all victims of human trafficking to achieve their goals, which may include increased autonomy and self-sufficiency, and increased feelings of safety and well-being.

Objectives

  • Provide specialized service(s) or intervention(s) for victims of human trafficking, either inhouse or through community partnerships.
  • Work in collaboration with federal, state, and local law enforcement, local service providers, and community- and faith-based organizations to ensure 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.

Funding Information: OVC estimates that it will make awards of up to $600,000 for a 36-month project period.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • Tribal governments, tribal nonprofits, and organizations that specialize in serving American Indian/Alaska Native victims of human trafficking are also eligible to apply.
  • OVC may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and the availability of appropriations.
  • OVC welcomes applications that involve two or more entities that will carry out the funded federal award activities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as sub recipients.
  • The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire project. Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, sub recipients may be part of multiple proposals.
  • FY 2015 Specialized Services, FY 2015 Comprehensive Services, and FY 2015 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking grantees are not eligible to apply for funding under this solicitation.
  • 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

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