HHS – Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program (2014)

Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of funds for its Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program. Building on the work of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Campaign, which began to establish local anti-trafficking coalitions, ORR seeks to continue and expand its efforts to increase identification of foreign victims of trafficking and promote local capacity to prevent human trafficking and protect victims of human trafficking. Grant recipients will serve as focal points for the identification of foreign victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and their referral for protection and assistance in their targeted geographic area. Foreign victim identification activities include direct outreach to victims, anti-trafficking training and outreach to local professionals and organizations or entities that may encounter victims of trafficking, active participation in a strong-multidisciplinary anti-trafficking coalition or task force, and strategic public awareness activities.

Funding Title: Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes

Target Population: Human trafficking victims in the United States

Expected Number of Awards:  20

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

How to Apply: All applicants must have a DUNS Number (http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform) and an active registration with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) on the System for Award Management (SAM.gov, www.sam.gov).

Current Closing Date for Applications: 04/21/2014

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,200,000

Award Ceiling: $150,000

Award Floor: $50,000

Eligible Applicants:

  • City or township governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Small businesses
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Special district governments
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts

Link to Full Announcement:    http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/files/HHS-2014-ACF-ORR-ZV-0773_0.htm#c.d.section.VI

Program Office Contact: Maggie Wynne Phone: (202) 401-4664 Phone 2: (202) 401-5510 Fax: (202) 401-5487 Email: trafficking@acf.hhs.gov

Office of Grants Management Contact: Robin Bunch Phone: (202) 401-5513 Fax: (202) 205-3449 Email: acfogme-grants@acf.hhs.gov

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Categories: Department of Health and Human Services, Domestic Violence, Education Organizations, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Human Trafficking, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Public Housing Organizations, Small Businesses, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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