U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
06/27/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories state, local, and tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations for projects to identify and enhance services for human trafficking victims. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several days to complete. Proposed projects should develop or enhance promising practices, models, and victim-centered programs, or apply them in innovative ways, to build the capacity of victim service providers to close gaps in assisting all victims of sex and labor trafficking in the United States.
The overarching goal of this program is to improve and support the victim services field’s response to victims of human trafficking, and to bridge gaps in assisting victims of human trafficking. OVC seeks to address four areas, which may intersect, depending on the applicant’s proposed activities and project strategy. These are—
1. Improving the quality and quantity of victim-centered and trauma-informed services for victims of human trafficking;
2. Establishing creative collaborations or coalition building;
3. Developing service models or best practices designed to identify and/or serve victims of human trafficking; and
4. Expanding or enhancing existing service models or best practices to identify and/or serve victims of human trafficking.
Under this program, a victim of trafficking is defined as a person who has been subjected to “severe forms of trafficking in persons,” which, as defined in 22 U.S.C. § 7102(9), means:
i. Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
ii. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
Applicants must describe how their proposed project extends beyond existing programming and is innovative in addressing gaps in the current victim identification and/or assistance response to human trafficking. Applicants must also include and describe their plan for human trafficking survivor involvement in the proposed project. Proposed projects may adopt a local, statewide, or national scope, but applicants should specify the geographic area(s) where the project will be implemented.
Encouraging Program Investments in Economically Distressed Communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones)
Under this program, OJP will, as appropriate, give priority consideration in award decisions to applications that propose projects that directly benefit federally designated Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ).
GrantWatch ID#: 183837
OVC expects to make up to four awards.
Up to $900,000
OVC expects to make awards for a 36-month period of performance to begin on January 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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