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Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribal
Organizations to Reduce and Prevent Human Trafficking

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Conf. Date:

05/18/21

Deadline Date:

06/15/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribal organizations to develop strategies to reduce and prevent human trafficking. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to develop a multidisciplinary approach involving law enforcement, social service providers, prosecution personnel, and a range of other governmental and non-governmental partners that work together to provide a diverse set of appropriate services for trafficking victims.

This solicitation requires two separate but coordinated applications; one application from an eligible lead law enforcement agency, and one from an eligible lead victim service organization. These two applications should be developed collaboratively and submitted as a pair.

  • Category 1: Development of Human Trafficking Task Forces: Task forces that have newly formed (formally operational less than 3 years) or have never received funding under the OJP Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force Program are eligible to apply.

Funding under Category 1 will help task forces with critical first steps related to starting up a multidisciplinary task force and establishing a strong foundation of task force leadership structure, clear roles and responsibilities, and internal processes and protocols. Successful applicants will dedicate the first 12–18 months of funding to formalize task force structure, develop operational procedures, access professional development and training opportunities, deliver training to key stakeholders, and conduct a community assessment to identify potential areas of the community where sex and labor trafficking may be occurring.

  • Category 2: Existing Human Trafficking Task Forces: Task forces that have been formally operational for a minimum of 3 years and can demonstrate strong task force leadership and structure and have a history of identifying trafficking victims and prosecuting traffickers. Task forces that have previously received OJP Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force  Program funding for a grant that ends on or before September 30, 2021, are eligible to apply.

Funding under Category Area 2 allows task forces to expand their task force operations and partnerships, implement task force sustainability plans, and assist OJP in building the capacity of other task forces in the field.

Objectives

  1. Develop, sustain, and strengthen leadership structure and coordination of multidisciplinary human trafficking task force partnerships and activities using the Multidisciplinary Collaborative Model for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces: Development and Operations Roadmap as a guide.
  2. Identify and serve victims of all types of human trafficking.
  3. Implement victim-centered, trauma-informed, and collaborative approaches through the development and consistent implementation of task force protocols and training.
  4. Active involvement from all task force partners in planning and executing proactive investigations and prosecutions. Proactive investigations involve the use of more advanced investigative methods and criminal intelligence gathering and analysis, and go beyond traditional online and vice-style operations. Proactive investigations involve in-depth pre-planning and active collaboration from victim service providers, prosecutors, and key multidisciplinary partners. Some examples of activities that would be considered proactive include leveraging existing data sources and criminal intelligence gathering and analysis to target investigative strategies based on the type of human trafficking crime (e.g., illicit massage businesses, trafficking of minors, labor trafficking), conducting concurrent financial investigations, outreach to vulnerable populations, community-oriented and awareness activities, and conducting assessments of available data on labor industries in the community such as prior safety or labor/wage violations or visa abuses.
  5. Investigate, refer, and prosecute both sex and labor trafficking cases at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.
  6. Assist victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking in achieving increased safety, independence, self-sufficiency and well-being through the provision of appropriate services.
  7. Collect data and conduct ongoing assessment activities to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and objectives.

For information on deliverables, see the following link: https://ovc.ojp.gov/funding/fy-2021/o-ovc-2021-96004.pdf#page=3

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153438

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$22,500,000

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 30

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $750,000
- Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/21 12:00 AM
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
City or township governments, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, State governments

Applicants that have received OJP Enhanced Collaborative Model To Combat Human Trafficking funding in fiscal years (FY) 2019 and 2020 are ineligible to apply under this solicitation.

For purposes of this solicitation, “state” means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The following activities cannot be supported with grant funds:
- Holding Beds: Grantees may not “hold beds” in a housing facility by charging their cost to the grant and keeping them empty until a victim needs the bed when other victims need access to the beds, as this would be considered an unallowable contingency payment (see C.F.R. 200.433 (c)).
- Stipends/Incentives to Participate in Services: Neither cash nor non-cash stipends or incentives may be paid to victims to encourage their participation in services. Nominal cash or non-cash stipends (e.g., taxi or ride share vouchers, public transportation tickets/tokens; money to pay for child care or gift cards for meals that are necessary when participants receive services) are allowable.
- Primary Prevention Activities: Victim service provider budgets may not include funds for primary prevention activities, due to statutory limitations.
- Purchase/Lease Vehicles: Grantees may not purchase or lease vehicles, but vehicle rentals may be allowed with sufficient justification.

Pre-proposal Conference:

OVC will conduct one pre-application webinar on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. eastern time. Participation in the webinar is optional. OVC staff will review the solicitation requirements and conduct a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.

Register for the Webinar: https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea0d01930c6ff9c75e87ef0172f94b0f8

Pre-Application Information:

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF- LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or email at support@grants.gov. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or at 833-872-5175. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

What an applicant should do prior to applying:
- Acquire a DUNS Number
- Acquire or renew registration with SAM

This solicitation requires a 25-percent cash or in-kind match. See OJP Grant Application Resource Guide for additional information on this match requirement.

Funding Webinars: https://ovc.ojp.gov/funding/funding-webinars
How to Apply for Funding: https://ovc.ojp.gov/funding/current-funding-opportunities/how-to-apply-for-funding

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333208

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

View the webinar recording: https://youtu.be/FhFrREQQIWs

Contact Information:

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

Submit an application through JustGrants: https://justgrants.usdoj.gov/

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF- LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or email at support@grants.gov. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or at 833-872-5175. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center at 800–851–3420, via TTY at 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only), email to grants@ncjrs.gov, fax to 301–240–5830, or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp.

CFDA Number:

16.320

Funding or Pin Number:

O-OVC-2021-96004

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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