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U.S. Department of Justice, OVC: Seeking Applications for Field-Generated Innovations in Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking

U.S. Department of Justice, OVC: Seeking Applications for Field-Generated Innovations in Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking

Deadline: 9 July 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications to increase the quantity and quality of services available to victims of human trafficking through innovative, field-generated programs.

The goal of this program is to support the victim service field’s response to victims of human trafficking and to bridge gaps in service provision in the identified purpose areas.

Purpose Areas

  • Evidence-Based, Trauma-Informed Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
    • Improve the quality and quantity of evidence-based and trauma-informed services for victims of human trafficking.
    • Increase the capacity of mental health and victim service providers to implement evidence-based trauma interventions and other trauma-informed services.
    • Provide direct services for all human trafficking victims.
  • Addressing Barriers to Identifying and Assisting Labor Trafficking Victims
    • Support community capacity to identify and assist victims of labor trafficking, across all disciplines, through a victim-centered and collaborative approach.
    • Address individual needs of labor trafficking victims through the provision of a comprehensive array of services.
    • Provide direct services for labor trafficking victims, addressing barriers that inhibit the identification and reporting of labor trafficking.

Award Information

  • OVC expects to make up to six awards (three per purpose area) of up to $600,000 each, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $3.6 million.
  • OVC expects to make awards for a 36- month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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), 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), and 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.
  • All recipients and subrecipients must forgo any profit or management fee.
  • 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. The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program. While the same applicant may submit separate applications under each purpose area, OVC will only make up to three awards in each purpose area. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient in more than one application.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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