Applications Due: May 10, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
Description: The purpose of the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Program is to support the development and enhancement of multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces that implement collaborative approaches to combat all forms of human trafficking, sex trafficking and labor trafficking of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens (of all sexes and ages) within the United States. OVC and BJA intend for funding through this program to be used to assist communities in developing effective and sustainable multidisciplinary task forces that will implement victim-centered and coordinated approaches to identifying victims of all types of human trafficking, addressing the individualized needs of victims through quality services, and investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels. Through this solicitation, OVC and BJA will make awards to support law enforcement and victim service provider efforts within human trafficking task forces. Within each geographic region covered by a task force, two separate awards will be made one to a lead law enforcement entity and one to a lead victim service provider.
Funding Title: Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking
Agency Name: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2016-9114
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes
Target Population: Victims of all forms of human trafficking
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Federal funds awarded under this program may not cover more than 75 percent of the total costs of the project. Applicants must identify the source of the 25 percent non-federal portion of the total project costs and how they will use match funds. If a successful applicant’s proposed match exceeds the required match amount, and OJP approves the budget, the total match amount incorporated into the approved budget becomes mandatory and subject to audit. (Match is restricted to the same uses of funds as allowed for the federal funds.) Applicants may satisfy this match requirement with either cash or in-kind services. Please see page pages 16-17 of full RFP for more details.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $22,500,000
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $0
How to Apply: Applicants must register in and submit applications through Grants.gov, a primary source to find federal funding opportunities and apply for funding. Find complete instructions on how to register and submit an application at http://www.Grants.gov. Applicants that experience technical difficulties during this process should call the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–
4726 or 606–545–5035, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays. Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur, and it can take several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation and a user password. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline.
In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.
Current Closing Date for Applications: by May 10, 2016, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are law enforcement agencies and victim service providers located and operating within the community, jurisdiction, or geographic area of the human trafficking task force specified within the application.
This funding announcement requires two separate but coordinated applications from each human trafficking task force seeking funding: one application from a lead state, local, or tribal law enforcement agency and one application from a lead victim service organization. The two applications must be developed in close collaboration with each other, and must be submitted as a pair, with each applicant naming the other as the primary partner
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 email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Grants.gov Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.
For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, Law Enforcement applicants can contact Linda Hammond-Deckard, BJA Policy Advisor, by telephone at 202–514–6015, or by email at Linda.Hammond-Deckard@usdoj.gov and Victim Service Provider applicants should contact Mary Atlas-Terry, OVC Program Specialist, by telephone at 202–353–8473 or email at email@example.com.