OVC FY 2016 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking

ovc-colorOVC FY 2016 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking – The primary goal of this FY 2016 program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of all forms of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, by enhancing interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and through the provision of high-quality services that address the individual needs of trafficking victims. This solicitation will provide funding to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing services for victims of human trafficking. Funding under this program will support comprehensive services for all victims of human trafficking — sex trafficking and labor trafficking, foreign national/U.S. citizen/legal permanent resident (LPR), adult/minor, male/ female, and LGBTQ victims of trafficking, among others. 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, federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofits). For the purposes of this program, a unit of local government is any city, county, township, town, borough, parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state, territory, or federally recognized Indian tribal government. Organizations with a demonstrated history of providing victim assistance, social services, legal services, shelter, or mental health services for victims of human trafficking are eligible to apply. OVC may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications, and on the availability of appropriations. OVC welcomes applications that involve two or more entities that will carry out the funded Federal award activities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire project. Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals. Current OVC trafficking victim services grantees who received funding from the OVC FY 2015 Comprehensive Services for Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation or the OVC FY 2015 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking solicitation are not eligible to apply for funding under this solicitation. 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. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 02, 2016.

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