DOJ – OJJDP– Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking (FY 2018)

Applications Due: May 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Description:  The purpose of this program is to enhance the capacity of applicant organizations to respond to the needs of child victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE)/domestic sex trafficking (DST). Under this initiative, OJJDP expects successful applicants to develop or enhance mentoring service models and mentor training based on best practices to focus on the needs of youth who are at risk or are victims of CSE/DST; develop or update strategies to recruit and maintain mentors to serve under identified and underserved populations; begin or enhance efforts to identify and enroll youth who are in need of services; and provide needed services to these youth.

Funding Title: OJJDP FY 2018 Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking

Agency Name:    Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

Funding Opportunity Number: OJJDP-2018-13704

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:   No

Target Population:  youth who are at risk for or victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) /domestic sex trafficking (DST)

Expected Number of Awards: 3

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

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 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, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2018

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $1,350,000

Award Ceiling: $450,000

Award Floor:  $0

Eligible Applicants:   Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit) and for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

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, 606–545–5035, at www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html, or at support@grants.gov. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays

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Categories: DOJ, Human Trafficking, Juvenile, Sexual Assault, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime, Violence Against Women

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