HHS – Administration for Children and Families – Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program

Applications Due: August 24, 2016


The purpose of the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program is to:

  • Increase outreach and awareness, and identify domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking;
  • Expand collaboration and partnerships to implement innovative, multi-disciplinary, trauma-informed approaches to serve domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking; and
  • Develop, expand, strengthen, coordinate, and oversee the delivery and /or referral of services to domestic victims of severe of human trafficking.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) through FYSB and OTIP intends to increase the availability of services and expand resources for domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking at the community level.

OTIP and FYSB are also interested in decreasing vulnerability to sex and labor trafficking among at-risk populations, including runaway and homeless youth; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth; and victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, persons with disabilities, and Native American populations. The DVHT Program is also intended to expand outreach, build partnerships, and foster collaborations among multiple services providers (community health care, human services, legal services, etc.) within communities to support these efforts, to build resources and services that meet victims where they are related to their levels of trauma, and to increase awareness and prevention education among at-risk populations.

Project Objectives

The DVHT Program has the following objectives:

  1. Conduct community assessments with the goal to build capacity, create partnerships, and deliver comprehensive, quality services to  domestic victims of severe forms of trafficking;
  2. Develop, strengthen, and expand comprehensive victim-centered services and case management at the community level for domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking;
  3. Address the immediate and long-term housing and shelter needs of victims through a continuum of flexible housing supports, including emergency and transitional housing;
  4. Identify, provide, or refer victims to behavioral health and substance abuse treatments services; and
  5. Integrate survivor engagement in their case management and service delivery strategies for victims.

Agency Name: Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families- Family and Youth Services Bureau

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACF-ACYF-TV-1186

 Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. Legal advocacy and services is listed under Program Eligible Activities.

Target Population: At-risk populations, including runaway and homeless youth; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth; and victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, persons with disabilities, and Native American population

Expected Number of Awards: 12

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,600,000

Award Ceiling: $300,000 per budget period

Award Floor: $150,000 per budget period

Average Project Award Amount: $225,000 per budget period

Anticipated Project Start Date: 9/30/2016

Length of Project Period: 36-month project with three 12-month budget periods

How to Apply: For information on applying for grants, please visit “How to Apply for a Grant” on the ACF Grants Page at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/howto.

Current Closing Date for Applications: by August 24, 2016

Eligible Applicants: Eligible entities according to 22 U.S.C. §7105(f)(3)(A) are states, tribes, units of local government, and nonprofit, 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. FYSB and OTIP are particularly interested in applicants with experience serving victims of human trafficking in communities with evidence of high rates of human trafficking and a high need for short- and long-term services. It is important to acknowledge that human trafficking is not isolated to specific geographic locations. To that end, tribes and rural agencies are encouraged to apply when there is a proven need for services within those communities.

Link to Full Announcement: Here 

Contact Information:
Ana Cody
Federal Project Officer
Administration for Children and Families
330 C Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20201
Email: Ana.Cody@acf.hhs.gov




Categories: Children, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Homeless, Human Trafficking, LGBT, Native American, Non-profit Organizations, Sexual Assault, Victims of Crime

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