HHS – Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) (2021) *Forecasted*

To Be Posted: March 22, 2021

The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families is announcing funds for the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP). Previously in Fiscal Year (FY) 18, TVAP was managed through three separate cooperative agreements, but the FY 21 version of TVAP will be managed through one single cooperative agreement. The goal of TVAP is to build nation-wide capacity to support foreign national victims of human trafficking seeking United States (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) certification in areas that lack an established referral and response system. Foreign national includes nonresident alien individuals, and any other person that is not a U.S. person. Foreign nationals include individuals who are not U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, parolees, refugees, or asylees. Under TVAP, the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive case management on a per capita basis to adult and minor foreign national victims of both labor and sex trafficking identified in areas without an established anti-trafficking response system; 2) establishment of a permanent comprehensive TVAP subrecipient network, which will entail the development of a resource database of available TVAP subrecipients in localities without an established anti-trafficking response system; and 3) training and technical assistance to service providers enrolled in, or seeking enrollment into, the TVAP subrecipient network.

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 Grant information

Funding Title: Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP)

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2021-ACF-IOAS-OTIP-ZV-1948

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, there isn’t express language for legal aid.

Target Population: Human Trafficking

Expected Number of Awards: 1

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000

Award Ceiling: $2,000,000

Award Floor: $2,000,000

Current Closing Date for Applications: by May 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Eligible Applicants: County governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Independent school districts, State governments, Small businesses, Private institutions of higher education, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, City or township governments, Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility,”Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, For profit organizations other than small businesses, Special district governments, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link to Grants.gov listing

Contact Information: Flavia Keenan-Guerra
(202) 401-9303, Flavia.Keenan-Guerra@acf.hhs.gov



Categories: Department of Health and Human Services, Education Organizations, Government Organizations, Human Trafficking, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Public Housing Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities

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