Funding Announcements from OTIP

The Office on Trafficking in Persons recently posted four funding opportunity announcements to assist victims of trafficking:

 

Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Grants

The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is announcing funds for the Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program. The goal of the HTYPE Demonstration Program is to fund local educational agencies (LEA) to develop and implement programs to prevent human trafficking victimization through the provision of skills-based human trafficking training and education for school staff and students as specified in the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018. Under the HTYPE Demonstration Program, the following activities are required: 1) provide human trafficking education that equips educators and other staff to identify and respond to signs that students are at high risk of or are currently experiencing human trafficking; 2) deliver student human trafficking prevention education that is designed to build student resilience to labor trafficking and sex trafficking by strengthening student knowledge and skills; 3) train qualified individuals to implement and replicate project activities throughout the school district or identified target area(s); and 4) establish and implement a Human Trafficking School Safety Protocol (HTSSP).

The LEA must work in partnership with a nonprofit or nongovernmental organization (NGO) to provide all aspects of human trafficking prevention education to students and school staff. The LEA will consult with local law enforcement in the development of the HTSSP, specifically to address the safety, security, and well-being of staff and students and to define the proper and effective role of school staff in responding to potential and confirmed cases of human trafficking, including notifying and engaging parents, guardians, or caregivers, as appropriate.

Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on July 31, 2020

Read the full funding announcement and learn how to apply.

 

Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Program

The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families is announcing funds for the Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Program. The goal of the VHT-NC Program is to fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to Native American (i.e., American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and/or Pacific Islanders) victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals. Under VHT-NC the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive culturally and linguistically responsive case management to Native American victims of trafficking; 2) outreach efforts to increase identification of Native American victims of sex and labor trafficking; and 3) training to service providers and community partners.

The VHT-NC Program is informed by a whole family approach that focuses equally and intentionally on services and opportunities for clients and their immediate family members living within their households. OTIP is encouraging the establishment of community partnerships, meaningful engagement of Native American survivors of trafficking, and the hiring of qualified professionals that reflect the communities being served in all project implementation strategies under the VHT-NC Program. Under the VHT-NC Program there is a 12-month project implementation period to facilitate optional partnerships, on-board new staff, and develop victim service protocol specific to

Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on July 6, 2020

Read the full funding announcement and learn how to apply.

 

Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach (DVHT-SO) Program

The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families is announcing funds for the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach (DVHT-SO) Program. The goal of the DVHT-SO Program is to fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and local capacity to deliver services to domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals. Under the DVHT-SO Program, the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive case management to domestic victims of human trafficking; 2) outreach efforts to increase identification of victims of sex and labor trafficking; and 3) training to service providers and community partners.

The DVHT-SO Program is informed by a whole-family approach that focuses equally and intentionally on services and opportunities for victims and their immediate family members living within their households. OTIP is encouraging the establishment of community partnerships, meaningful engagement of survivors, and the hiring of qualified professionals that reflect the communities being served in all project implementation strategies under the DVHT- SO Program. Under DVHT-SO there is a 12-month project implementation period for the funding recipient to facilitate optional partnerships, on-board new staff, develop victim

Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on June 24, 2020

Read the full funding announcement and learn how to apply.

 

National Human Trafficking Hotline

The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families is announcing funds for the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH). The goal of the NHTH is to maintain and support the operation of the current NHTH, which includes telephone (1-888-373-7888), text, chat, and website capabilities that provide coverage in the United States (U.S.) and U.S. territories. The NHTH is a dedicated, toll-free hotline, and is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, and is staffed by trained experienced human trafficking advocates that provide services and assistance to victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Under the NHTH, the following activities are required: 1. Operate the NHTH, a 24/7 U.S. national telephone and online communication hotline system; 2. Increase the identification and protection of victims of severe forms of human trafficking; 3. Provide information and service referrals to victims of trafficking using a trauma-informed, victim-centered approach, and in a timely manner; and 4. Notify law enforcement agencies of potential cases of human trafficking as well as instances when a trafficking victim is in imminent danger, and document emerging trafficking schemes to assist in the detection and investigation of trafficking cases. The NHTH must provide assistance to both foreign and domestic victims of trafficking to include multi-lingual services, crisis intervention, information, and referrals to anti-trafficking and/or direct victim services programs, temporary lodging/housing resources, and access to other emergency assistance. The NHTH must work cooperatively with law enforcement and other key stakeholders to support appropriate notification and interventions on behalf of potential victims in distress. The NHTH must have the capacity to receive and process requests in multiple formats, i.e., text, chat, email, and telephonically. The NHTH must take reasonable measures to safeguard protected personally identifiable information in compliance with 45 CFR §75.303(e).

Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on July 13, 2020

Read the full funding announcement and learn how to apply.

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