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Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant Program - Human Trafficking Increase Residential Capacity

Grants to Tennessee Nonprofits and Agencies to Expand
Residential Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

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Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration - Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP)

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Deadline Date:

03/16/20 4:30 PM CT


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Grants to Tennessee nonprofit organizations and government agencies to expand residential services for human trafficking victims. An Intent to Apply must be submitted prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support the construction, expansion, and operation of residential services serving disadvantaged victims of violent crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.

These funds are to be used to expand or enhance the residential delivery of service provision to victims of human trafficking. Services should be focused on assisting survivors 12 years and older. 

Applications for funding must focus on increasing the number of residential beds available for victims of human trafficking.  

Eligible applicants may request funds for victim advocate/case management positions; therapist positions and specific assistance for victims of human trafficking based on the increase of residential beds. The grant application must include a supervision plan for the newly funded residential units and staff. Operating costs for renting new facilities are allowable grant expenses. 

For a detailed list of Allowable Use of Funds, see pages 12-16 of the Increase Residential Capacity document listed in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185269

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $200,000 per year

Term of Contract:

Human Trafficking Victim Services Grants will be two (2) years in length and run from July 1, 2020 until June 30, 2022.

Multi-year contracts will remain contingent, as always, on the availability of U.S. Department of Justice federal appropriations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible agencies are Tennessee-based non-profit agencies who can demonstrate at least 1-year experience working with human trafficking survivors who are currently non-residential facilities who want to open residential facility.

Consistent with Executive Order 13279, December 12, 2002 and 28 CFR Part 38, faith-based and community organizations that statutorily qualify as eligible applicants are invited and encouraged to apply for assistance awards to fund eligible grant activities.

Organizations must be operated by public or nonprofit organizations, or a combination of such organizations.

Record of Effective Services: Organizations must demonstrate a record of providing effective services to crime victims. This includes having the support and approval of its services by the community, a history of providing direct services in a cost-effective manner, and financial support from other sources.

Construction is unallowable. Community education and prevention are not allowed activities under this funding.

For additional eligibility information, see page 6 of the Solicitation document below.

For unallowable uses of funds, see page 16 of the Solicitation document below.

Pre-Application Information:

Released on: 2/12/2020
Intent to Apply due: 2/28/2020 4:30 PM
Completed applications due: 3/16/2020 4:30 PM
Contract Start Date: 7/1/2020

The State has assigned the following Grant Solicitation identification title that must be referenced in all communications regarding this Grant Solicitation:
Increase Residential Capacity

All applicants are required to have a DUNS number, register via SAM, and provide employee compensation information (if applicable) to be eligible for this funding.

Match: There is a 20% match requirement on grant funds under the VOCA Program. Federal funds may be used to pay for up to 80% of the cost of the project. Applicants may satisfy the required match with either cash contributions or in-kind contributions.

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

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Submit the application, and direct all communications regarding this Grant Solicitation, via email to:
(subject = Human Trafficking Increase Residential Capacity)

Tennessee Dept. of Finance and Administration
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37243-1102
(615) 741-0320

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