Demonstration Grants for Domestic Victims of Severe Forms of Human Trafficking

To develop, expand, and strengthen victim service programs for domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking.

To provide comprehensive case management services to United States Citizens and Lawful Permanent Resident victims of severe form of trafficking.

To facilitate communication
and coordination between the providers of assistance to such victims, provide a means to identify such providers; and provide a means to make referrals to programs for which such victims are already eligible, including programs administered by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2013: N/A. Fiscal Year 2014: It is anticipated that 3 grants will be awarded. Fiscal Year 2015: It is anticipated that 15 grants will be awarded.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Family and Youth Services Bureau provides funding to develop, expand, and strengthen victim service programs for domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking.

Funds are provided for comprehensive case management services for United States Citizens and Lawful Permanent Resident victims in the United States and U. S. territories.

Funds must be used to facilitate communication and coordination between the providers of assistance to such victims, provide a means to identify such providers; and provide a means to make referrals to programs for which such victims are already eligible, including programs administered by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

None.

Beneficiary Eligibility

None.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Each application submitted under this program announcement will undergo a pre-review to determine if (1) the application was received by the closing date and submitted in accordance with the instructions in this announcement and (2) the applicant is eligible for funding.

Award Procedures

Applications that pass the initial Administration for Children and Families (ACF) screening will be evaluated and rated by an independent review panel on the basis of specific criteria that are included Funding Opportunity Announcement. The evaluation criteria are designed to assess the quality of a proposed project and to determine the likelihood of its success.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), as amended. , 22 U.S.C 7105(f).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. The match may be met through cash or in-kind contributions.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The Federal share of a grant awarded under this paragraph may not exceed 75 percent of the total costs of the projects described in the application submitted by the grantee. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Performance progress reports are required on a semi-annual basis.

Final program reports summarizing the activities and accomplishments of the project in relation to the approved goals and objectives are also required 90 days after the end of the project period.

Federal Financial Reports (SF-425) are due on a quarterly basis.

Final financial reports are also required after the end of the project period.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports will be required semi-annually in accordance with agency requirements.

Federal Financial Reports (SF-425) are due in accordance with ageny requirements.

Performance monitoring will be conducted by desk monitoring and potential site visits.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Grant recipients are required to keep all financial, business, and program reports necessary for program review and audit during the project period and for 3 years thereafter to insure that funds have been expended in accordance with the regulations, grant terms, and conditions of this program.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1503-0-1-609.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $1,435,000; and FY 15 est $10,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$300,000-500,000 for the two-year project period.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Christopher Holloway 1250 Maryland Ave, SW , Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Christopher.holloway@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 205-9560

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Information on evaluation criteria for awarding funds can be found in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.



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