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Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Fund (HTVAF)

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

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Kansas Office of Attorney General (OAG) Derek Schmidt - Victim Services Division

Deadline Date:

05/03/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Kansas private or public nonprofit organizations and local or state government agencies for law enforcement and victims services that address human trafficking and exploitation of children. Funding is intended to support 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, twenty-four 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 not be viewed as an entitlement project, but, rather, short-term support for new or expanded innovative grant project activities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142108

Estimated Size of Grant:

No maximum or minimum dollar amount has been established for individual grant awards.

Term of Contract:

Each project funded under this grant shall be for a period of 12 months from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022. The HTVAF Grant funding is to be limited to three years.

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.

“Human trafficking" and "commercial sexual exploitation of a child" means abuse as defined by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5426, and amendments thereto.

Limitations of Fund Use: https://ag.ks.gov/docs/default-source/forms/victims-grants/7-2021-htvaf-grant-application-instructions.pdf?sfvrsn=b7d7da1a_12#page=5

Pre-Application Information:

HTVAF grant applications must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on May 3, 2021.

If an applicant is submitting a grant application for a new program or project within the organization, then it MUST submit three current letters of support from three separate community partners.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To Apply: https://kansasattorneygeneralsoffice-victimservicesdivision.submittable.com/submit

Tracey Goering, Grant Monitor
(785) 368- 7463
tracey.goering@ag.ks.gov

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

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