HHS – Demonstration Grants for Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking (2015)

Applications Due: August 19, 2015, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time


The purpose of the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program, is to develop and strengthen comprehensive victim-centered services model, which includes case management and direct victim response services, for domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking in the U.S.  A victim of human trafficking is a person who has been subjected to a severe form of trafficking in persons, which, as defined in 22 U.S.C. § 7102(9), means: a) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age; or b) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

Funding Title: Demonstration Grants for Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking

Agency  Name: Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Children, Youth and Families

Funding Instrument Type:  Cooperative Agreements

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

“Under the DVHT Program, the following victim response services are required, but not limited to: …

2. Victim advocacy and information about crime victims’ rights and services” and

3. Legal advocacy and services. …”

Target Population: Domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking in the U.S.

Expected Number of Awards: 4

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  Yes. Grantees must provide at least 25 percent of the total approved cost of the project. 

How to Apply: The electronic application submission package is available at www.Grants.gov. 

Current Closing Date for Applications:  Applications Due: August 19, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,200,000

Award Ceiling: $600,00 Per Project Period

Award Floor: $400,000 Per Project Period

Eligible Applicants: States, tribes, units of local government, and non-profit, non-governmental victim service organizations. Victim service organizations include those who by nature of their current operations serve victims of sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, and youth homelessness. Victim service organizations may also include faith-based organizations that are addressing human trafficking in their services. 

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

Link to Full Announcement: Here

Contact Information:

Agency Contact: Karal Busch Administration for Children and Families, Phone: (202) 205-5924 Email: Karal.Busch@acf.hhs.gov

Office of Grants Management Contact: Katrina Morgan Administration for Children and Families Phone: 1-855-792-6551 Email: TechAssist@fysb.net

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, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Human Trafficking, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Victims of Crime

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