Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
A demonstration program to address the housing and service needs of victims of human trafficking, including both sex and labor trafficking. This places priority on for funds to place victims of human trafficking in housing that includes trauma-informed, victim-centered services by organizations that have the ability to work with local resources, to address the housing and service needs of victims of human trafficking, as defined by TVPA.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Assistant Secretary For Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
To provide benefits and services to victims of severe forms of human trafficking., Title 22 U.S. Code §?7105. Protection and assistance for victims of trafficking, Part Victims in the United States, Section (2) Grants
On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims Crimes, entered into an Inter-Agency Agreement (IAA) to plan and develop a national scope initiative addressing the housing needs of victims of human trafficking that included trauma-informed, victim-centered services. Through the IAA, HUD/SNAPS and DOJ/OBC intends to address the housing and service needs of victims of human trafficking and will provide housing options with trauma-informed, victim-centered services for victims of human trafficking. It is anticipated that victims of human trafficking who are provided housing and services through this process will ultimately be able to not only obtain long-term housing but remain in the housing and be fully self-sufficient with stable employment
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Human Trafficking Program Eligible Applicants: For the purposes of housing and trauma-informed, client centered services under this NOFA, of which $13,500,000 is available, additional eligible applicants, and subrecipients, defined as other governments, e.g., town, borough, parish, village or other general purpose political subdivision of a state, territory, or federally recognized Indian tribe government. Additionally, institutions of higher education are eligible if they hold an IRS 501(c)(3) final determinate letter. If the applicant chooses to include subrecipients, the subrecipients must meet the same eligibility requirements as the applicant. If a non-profit organization will submit the application, a copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) must be attached to this application. Additionally, if the application includes subrecipients, non-profit documentation for the subrecipients must also be attached to this application. Human Trafficking Technical Assistance Eligible Applicants: For the purposes of the technical assistance under this NOFA, of which $1,000,000 is available, the following lists eligible applicants in addition to the eligible applicants listed above under program eligible applicants: o Non-profits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education; o Private institutions of higher education; o Private institutions other than small businesses; and o Small businesses.
Program - Housing and Services: other governments, e.g., town, borough, parish, village or other general purpose political subdivision of a state, territory, or federally recognized Indian tribe government Technical Assistance: Non-profits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education; Private institutions other than small businesses; and Small businesses.
Nonprofit documentation for program operations, housing and services, as applicable
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Following the evaluation process, HUD will notify successful applicants of their selection for funding. HUD will also notify other applicants, whose applications were received by the deadline, but have not been chosen for award. Notifications will be sent by email to the person listed as the AOR in item 21 of the SF424. Negotiation. After HUD has made selections, some HUD programs may negotiate specific terms of the funding agreement and budget with selected applicants. If HUD and a selected applicant do not successfully conclude negotiations in a timely manner, or a selected applicant fails to provide requested information, an award will not be made to that applicant. In this case, HUD may select another eligible applicant. Consult the program NOFA for specific details. HUD may impose special conditions on an award as provided under 2 CFR 200.207: o Based on HUD's review of the applicant's risk under 2 CFR 200.205; o When the applicant or recipient has a history of failure to comply with the general or specific terms and conditions of a Federal award; o When the applicant or recipient fails to meet expected performance goals; or
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
By signing the forms in the SF-424 either through electronic submission or in paper copy submission (for those granted a waiver), the applicant and the signing authorized representative affirm that they have reviewed the certifications and assurances associated with the application for federal assistance and (1) are aware the submission of the SF424 is an assertion that the relevant certifications and assurances are established and (2) acknowledge that the truthfulness of the certifications and assurances are material representations upon which HUD will rely when making an award to the applicant. If it is later determined the signing authorized representative to the application made a false certification or assurance, caused the submission of a false certification or assurance, or did not have the authority to make a legally binding commitment for the applicant, the applicant and the individual who signed the application may be subject to administrative, civil, or criminal action. Additionally, HUD may terminate the award to the applicant organization or pursue other available remedies. Each applicant is responsible for including the correct certifications and assurances with its application submission, including those applicable to all applicants, those applicable only to federally-recognized Indian tribes, and those applicable to applicants other than federally-recognized Indian tribes. All program-specific certifications and assurances are included in the program Instructions Download on Grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
Housing, services, technical assistance
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reports due annually for the duration of the program.
For the duration of the program.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is mandatory. Federal funds awarded under this NOFA may not cover more than 75 percent of the total costs of the project. Information on match or cost sharing requirements are provided at: https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.3b.htm. The match may be either cash or in-kind services and must be used only for allowable costs under this NOFA.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
3 years (36 months) once the grant agreement has been executed. Though grants.gov
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Karen M. Deblasio
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Community Planning and Development; Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, 451 7th Street, SW, Room 7260, Washington, DC 20410
Washington, DC 20410 US
(Project Grants (Special)) FY 18 FY 19 est $13,500,000.00; FY 20 est $13,500,000.00; - Program includes rental assistance payments, clerical and professional staff time for services and program management.(Project Grants) FY 18 FY 19 est $1,000,000.00; FY 20 est $1,000,000.00; - Technical Assistance professional staff time for organizations that receive program funds.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$500,000 to $600,000 for program operations, housing and services $1,000,000 for technical assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
Past Fiscal Year: Actual N/AFiscal Year 2019
Current Fiscal Year: Projections $13.5 million for program portion to provide housing and services $1 million for technical assistance to provide assistance to organizations that receive program fundsFiscal Year 2020
Budget Fiscal Year: Projection $13.5 million for program portion to provide housing and services $1 million for technical assistance to provide assistance to organizations that receive program funds