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Grants to Kansas Nonprofits and Agencies to Address the Abuse and Exploitation of Children

Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Fund (HTVAF)


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
142108

Funding Source
Kansas Office of Attorney General (OAG) Derek Schmidt - Victim Services Division
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Geographic Focus
USA: Kansas

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/05/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Kansas nonprofit organizations and local or state government agencies for law enforcement projects and victim services that address human trafficking and the exploitation of children. Funding is intended for training programs for law enforcement officers, and to support care, treatment, and other services for victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of a child. The HTVAF Grant funding is for innovative projects.

Through the Grant Program, the Victims Services Division seeks to ensure that Kansas crime victims 1) are aware of their rights, 2) have their rights protected, 3) are aware of the services available to them, and 4) have access to quality services. 

Activities may include, but are not limited to, 24-hour crisis intervention and support or emergency services; counseling; assistance with compensation claims, medical advocacy, immigration advocacy and associated fees, civil court advocacy (for example, assistance with divorce decrees from originating country), creditors, community referrals and restitution, with the exception that no direct compensation may be paid to a crime victim; prosecutor or court-related services; shelter support counseling, social services support, and criminal justice advocacy.

HTVAF grant projects should be viewed as short-term support for new or expanded innovative grant project activities.

For acceptable use of funds, see: https://ag.ks.gov/docs/default-source/forms/victims-grants/2024-htvaf-guidelines-eligibility-and-limitations.pdf?sfvrsn=b9acbd1a_4#page=2



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Available funds may be awarded to units of state or local government, public or private not-for-profit organizations for defined grant project activities. Private, not-for-profit organizations, duly registered with the Office of the Secretary of State, may receive funds under this act as subgrantees or subcontractors to a local entity of government or may receive funds as a direct applicant.

In order for a not-for-profit organization to qualify for funding, it must:
1. Meet the requirements of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
2. Be registered and in good standing as a not-for-profit corporation.
3. Meet normally accepted standards for not-for-profit organizations.
4. Have trustees or board of directors who represent the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the county or counties served.
5. Have received fifty (50) percent or more of their agency budget from sources other than funds distributed through this fund. Other sources may be public or private, and may include contributions of goods or services, including materials, commodities, transportation, office space, or other types of facilities or personal services.
6. Demonstrate the ability to successfully administer programs that meet the eligibility criteria
7. Make available an independent certified audit of the previous year’s financial records.
8. Have obtained appropriate licensing or certification, or both.
9. Serve a significant number of residents of the county or counties served.
10. Not duplicate services already adequately provided to county residents.
11. Agree to comply with reporting requirements.


Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is May 5, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Estimated Size of Grant
No maximum or minimum dollar amount has been established for individual grant awards.

Contact Information
Apply online: https://kansasattorneygeneralsoffice-victimservicesdivision.submittable.com/submit

Direct questions to the Grant Monitor at (785) 368-7469 or grants@ag.ks.gov.

Victim Services Division
120 SW 10th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1597
1-800-828-9745

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