OVC FY2017 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking

OVC

Total cooperative agreement funding $10,000,000

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Grant Guidelines

Deadline: Feb. 21, 2017

Up to 13 awards of up to $750,000

The primary goal of this FY16 program is 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
  • 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.

What this grant does for your agency

OVC will make up to 13 awards of up to $750,000 to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of all forms of human trafficking by enhancing interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and by providing high-quality services that address the individual needs of trafficking victims. Funding will be provided to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing services for victims of human trafficking; will support comprehensive services for all victims of human trafficking; and will aid 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.

Agencies awarded the OVC FY2017 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking receive awards up to $750,000.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

About the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

OVC administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), which is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars. Federal revenues deposited into the Fund also come from gifts, donations, and bequests by private parties. OVC channels funding for victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States, raises awareness about victims’ issues, promotes compliance with victims’ rights laws, and provides training and technical assistance and publications and products to victim assistance professionals. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Tues., Feb. 21, 2017.

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Funding Opportunity Number: OVC-2017-11573. Apply for the OVC FY2017 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking