DOJ- Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention- Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Sex Trafficking Initiative (FY 2016)

Applications Due: March 7, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Description: This program supports efforts of eligible applicant organizations to develop or enhance their mentoring capacity, facilitate outreach efforts, and increase the availability of direct services for child victims (17 years old or younger) of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and domestic sex trafficking (DST). Under this initiative, OJJDP expects successful applicants to join current and previously funded grantees and to work with OJJDP’s training and technical assistance provider to develop or enhance mentoring service models and mentor training based on best practices to focus on the needs of girls and boys, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who are at risk or are victims of CSE/DST; develop or update strategies to recruit and maintain mentors to serve this target population; begin or enhance efforts to identify and enroll girls and boys, including LGBTQ youth, who are in need of services; and provide needed services to these youth.

 Funding Title: OJJDP FY 16 Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Sex Trafficking Initiative

Agency Name: DOJ- Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

Funding Opportunity Number:   OJJDP-2016-9143

 Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No

Target Population: Child victims (17 years old or younger) of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking, LGBTQ youth who are at risk or are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking

Expected Number of Awards: 10

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,350,000

 Award Ceiling: $450,000

Award Floor: $0

How to Apply: Applicants must register in and submit applications through Grants.gov, a “one-stop storefront” to find federal funding opportunities and apply for funding. Find complete instructions on how to register and submit an application here.

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 7, 2016, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government (including federally recognized tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Eligible applicants must initiate mentoring services to youth who are 17 years old or younger. Recipient organizations, including for-profit organizations, must agree to forgo any profit or management fee. OJJDP welcomes applications that involve two or more eligible entities; however, one eligible entity must be the lead applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The lead applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire project. OJJDP will consider only one application per lead applicant; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals.

 Link to Full Announcement: Here

Contact Information: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to support@grants.gov. Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

Applicants who experience unforeseen Grants.gov technical issues beyond their control that prevent them from submitting their applications by the deadline must e-mail the Response

Center at grants@ncjrs.gov identified below within 24 hours after the application deadline and request approval to submit their application. Additional information on reporting technical issues is found under Experiencing Unforeseen Grants.gov Technical Issues in the How To Apply section.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center by telephone at 800-851-3420 or TTY: 301-240-6310 (Hearing impaired only), by e-mail at grants@ncjrs.gov, or by web chat. Response Center hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted here.

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Categories: Children, DOJ, Domestic Violence, Family, Government Organizations, Human Trafficking, LGBT, Non-profit Organizations, Sexual Assault, Subgrant Possibilities, Tribal, Victims of Crime, Violence Against Women

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