HHS – Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (2015)

Letters of Intent Due: July 20, 2015, Applications Due: August 19, 2015, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time


The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that it will accept competing applications for cooperative agreements to administer the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP).

The central purpose of these cooperative agreements is to efficiently fund time-limited comprehensive case management services on a per capita basis to foreign victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and potential victims of trafficking seeking ORR certification in any location within the United States. ORR intends to accomplish this purpose by awarding cooperative agreements to organizations that will individually or collectively ensure national coverage. An awarded organization must provide case management and referrals to qualified persons, either directly through its own organization or by partnering with other organizations through contracts or both.

Funding Title: Trafficking Victim Assistance Program

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

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreements

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. The notice of funding availability states:

“Comprehensive case management must include providing direct services and/or community referrals for housing, mental health screening and therapy, employability services, legal services, counselling, health screening and medical care, including treatment for sexually transmitted infections, family planning services and the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric care, including but not limited to exams, tests, pre-natal services and non-directive health-related counselling.” [emphasis added].

Further, under “Per Capita Services”: “Allowable participant expenses include housing, food, clothing, employability services, public transportation passes, translation services, and legal services.” [emphasis added].

Target Population: Persons qualified for services under this grant (qualified persons) means victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons who have received ORR certification; potential victims of a severe form of trafficking who are actively seeking to achieve ORR certification; and minor dependent children of foreign victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons or potential victims of trafficking.

Expected Number of Awards: 3

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit their applications electronically unless they have requested and received an exemption that will allow submission in paper format. See Section IV.2. Application Submission Options for information about requesting an exemption.

Electronic applications will only be accepted via http://www.Grants.gov. ACF will not accept applications submitted via email or via facsimile.

Current Closing Date for Applications:  Letters of Intent Due: July 20, 2015; Applications Due: August 19, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,000,000

Award Ceiling: $6,000,000 Per Budget Period

Award Floor: $250,000 Per Budget Period

Eligible Applicants: This FOA is unrestricted and open to any of the following entities: state governments; county governments; city or township governments; special district governments; independent school districts; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (federally recognized); public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments); nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; for-profit organizations other than small businesses; small businesses.

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:   See Notice of Funding Availability

Link to Full Announcement:   Here

Contact Information: Program Office Contact: Bridget Miller Administration for Children and Families Phone: (202) 205-5901 Phone 2: (202) 401-5510 Fax: (202) 401-5487 Email: Bridget.Miller@acf.hhs.gov

Office of Grants Management Contact: William Kim Phone: (202) 401-5513 Phone 2: (202) 401-5548 Email: acfogme-grants@acf.hhs.gov

Federal Relay Service: Hearing-impaired and speech-impaired callers may contact the Federal Relay Service for assistance at 1-800-877-8339 (TTY – Text Telephone or ASCII – American Standard Code For Information Interchange).

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

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