OVC FY 2015 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

OVC FY 2015 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking – OVC will make up to nine awards of up to $600,000 to enhance the quality and quantity of specialized services available to assist victims of human trafficking, including services for underserved victims of human trafficking such as American Indians and/or Alaska Natives or individuals who identify as straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. Funding will also support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. By statute, grants under this program may be awarded to states, units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofits). Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 01, 2015 deadline.