Domestic Trafficking Victim Program

 

Under the Domestic Trafficking Victim Program, OVC has established the Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking Program. The overarching goal of this program is to improve outcomes for children and youth who are victims of human trafficking by integrating human trafficking policy and programming at the state or tribal level and by enhancing a coordinated, multidisciplinary, and jurisdiction-wide approach to human trafficking. Under this Program, OJJDP has established the Children?s Advocacy Center Subgrant Program for Victims of Child Pornography under the Victims of Child Abuse Support for Children?s Advocacy Centers (CAC) Program. The goal of this program is to support local CACs, state chapters, and multidisciplinary teams (mdts) that provide a coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to child abuse, specifically to provide services and improve the response to children who are victims of child pornography, including those victims of child pornography who are also victims of sex trafficking. Successful applicants funded through the Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation will engage in the following general activities in order to meet program goals and objectives: ? Develop and implement a jurisdiction-wide strategy to combat the identified greatest challenge areas in child and youth trafficking within the state or tribe; this strategy must be finalized and approved or enacted within the first year of the program start date. This strategy will also include developing a systematic method to screen for victimization across entities; developing protocols and procedures to ensure child and youth victims receive appropriate services; delivering staff training to implement and sustain the strategy jurisdiction-wide; and strengthening data collection across multiple systems of care. ? Develop, enhance, and coordinate programs and activities geared toward improving outcomes for child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking. States or tribes should establish a program coordinator role to oversee program implementation and ensure coordination of anti-trafficking efforts in the state or tribal jurisdiction. Successful applicants funded through the Children?s Advocacy Center Subgrant Program for Victims of Child Pornography will:Release RFP(s) to award subgrants based on funding strategy that includes identified national needs. ? Provide training and technical assistance specific to the RFP as well as limited subject matter training for CACs and mdts. ? Subaward funds to local CACs, state chapters and mdts that demonstrate need for and capacity to improve CAC service provision and response to victims of child pornography (including victims of those victims of child pornography that are victims of sex trafficking). ? Provide oversight and monitoring of subaward activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.834
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Under the Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking Program, grantee accomplishments may include: • providing comprehensive, coordinated, trauma-informed services to fully address the needs of child and youth trafficking victims; • identifying and/or coordinating with relevant organizations that can provide tailored services; • identifying eligibility for public benefits and services accessible to victims of trafficking in order to efficiently use federal, state, local, and tribal funds; • ensuring that law enforcement efforts supported through the program are victim-centered and trauma-informed, specific to working with children and youth; • ensuring that protocols and policies are established to sustain the proposed program long term; and • interacting with representatives within the juvenile justice, child welfare, health care, and education systems in the state or tribal jurisdiction, with a specific focus on youth transitioning out of systems of care, including foster care and juvenile detention. . Under the CAC Subgrant Program, grantee accomplishments include developing a national subgrant program that:increases access to CAC services and resources for victims of child pornography • enhances CAC resources to appropriately respond to victims of child pornography and child sex trafficking • establishes protocols and training to increase CAC capacity to serve victims of child pornography and child sex trafficking
Fiscal Year 2018 Under the Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking Program, grantee accomplishments may include: • providing comprehensive, coordinated, trauma-informed services to fully address the needs of child and youth trafficking victims; • identifying and/or coordinating with relevant organizations that can provide tailored services; • identifying eligibility for public benefits and services accessible to victims of trafficking in order to efficiently use federal, state, local, and tribal funds; • ensuring that law enforcement efforts supported through the program are victim-centered and trauma-informed, specific to working with children and youth; • ensuring that protocols and policies are established to sustain the proposed program long term; and • interacting with representatives within the juvenile justice, child welfare, health care, and education systems in the state or tribal jurisdiction, with a specific focus on youth transitioning out of systems of care, including foster care and juvenile detention. Under the CAC Subgrant Program, grantee accomplishments include developing a national subgrant program that: • increases access to CAC services and resources for victims of child pornography • enhances CAC resources to appropriately respond to victims of child pornography and child sex trafficking • establishes protocols and training to increase CAC capacity to serve victims of child pornography and child sex trafficking
Authorization
Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (18 U.S.C. 3014(h)(2))
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
please contact program office for additional information
Beneficiary Eligibility
please contact program office from additional information
Credentials/Documentation
The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See the current fiscal year's solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm) and/or https://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx. The 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards: Uniform administrative requirements apply to all OJP grants. The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200. Audit requirements are dependent upon the amount of the award and whether the grantee is a for-profit or non-profit entity.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General (for science offices, would be the Director of the applicable Office), successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
More than 180 days. Deadlines are included with the application instructions, which are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
Appeals
More than 180 days. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application.
Renewals
The terms for these grant program budget periods range from 24 to 36 months
How are proposals selected?
See the current fiscal year's solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work
Auditing
OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations (includes revisions published in the Federal Register 06/27/2003 and 06/26/2007) http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_default/ Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General, state or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.
Records
In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will be awarded for a 24 to 36 month project period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide (http://www.ojp.gov/financial guide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf). Lump sum Quarterly By Letter of Credit
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
sara.gilmer@usdoj.gov
Phone: 202–353–7223
Website Address
http://www.ovc.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-5606-0-1-754
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$3,612,870.00; FY 19 est $6,000,000.00; FY 20 est $6,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See the current fiscal year's solicitation guidelines posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm. For additional guidance reference the Office of Justice Programs' Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financial guide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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