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FY 2020 Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking

Grants to USA States, Indian Tribes, Nonprofits, and Agencies
for Support Services for Victims of 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:

12/19/19

Deadline Date:

02/03/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories states, Indian tribes, nonprofits, and local agencies for programs to provide support services and safe, stable housing to victims of human trafficking. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to help victims of human trafficking integrate into communities.

Projects under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. Transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of a newly developed or existing transitional housing program;
  2. Short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payment assistance and assistance with related expenses, such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing.

In addition to providing transitional housing, projects must also include support services designed to enable victims of human trafficking and any dependents to—

  1. Locate and secure permanent housing;
  2. Secure employment, including obtaining employment counseling, occupational training, job retention counseling, and counseling concerning re-entry into the workforce; and
  3. Integrate into a community by providing victims and dependents with services, such as transportation, counseling, child care services, case management, and other assistance. Participation in the support services shall be voluntary.

Mandatory Program Requirements:

https://www.ovc.gov/grants/pdftxt/FY-2020-Housing-Assistance-Grants-for-Victims-of-Human-Trafficking.pdf#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187558

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$13,500,000

Number of Grants:

27

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated maximum dollar amount for each award: $500,000

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance start date: May 1, 2020
Period of Performance duration: 36 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. § 7105(b)(2) the following entities are eligible to apply:
1) States and territories
2) Units of local government,
3) Indian tribes
4) Nonprofit, nongovernmental victims’ service organizations with the capacity to serve human trafficking victims (defined as an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 and is exempt from taxation under 501(a) of such title).

All recipients and subrecipients must forgo any profit or management fee.

Nonprofit organizations that hold money in offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding paying the tax described in 26 U.S.C. § 511(a) are not eligible to apply.

OVC may make more than one award to a single organization if proposed projects are in distinct geographic areas. OVC will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (“subgrantees"). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program.

Pre-proposal Conference:

OVC will conduct one pre-application webinar on Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 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.

You may register for the webinar at: https://www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 PM eastern time on Monday, February 3, 2020.

All OJP funding applicants must register with and maintain current registrations in the System for Award Management (SAM) and must have a DUNS number.

To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using Grants.gov, and the applicant must have received a validation message from Grants.gov that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

This solicitation requires a 25 percent cash or in-kind match.

OJP Grant Application Resource Guide:
https://www.ojp.gov/funding/Apply/Resources/Grant-App-Resource-Guide.htm

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322837

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

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

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center:
Toll free: 800–851–3420
TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only)
Email: grants@ncjrs.gov
Fax: 301–240–5830
Web chat: https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp.

CFDA Number:

16.320

Funding or Pin Number:

OVC-2020-17755

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

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