Notice of Intent:
Combating Child Trafficking in Jamaica NOTE:
This is a Notice of Intent.
An announcement is not related to this notice.
The U. S. State Department’ s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) is not accepting applications at this time.
commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organization(s), including any faith-based, community-based, or public international organization(s) capable of successfully working with government and civil society to address child trafficking in Jamaica are eligible to apply if and when a Notice of Funding Opportunity is published.
Lack of past experience with U. S. Department of State cooperative agreements, grants, or contracts does not bar eligibility.
All applicants for TIP Office funding opportunities must have a valid Unique Entity Identifier (formerly the Data Universal Numbering System or DUNS).
Although not required for submission of an application via SAMS Domestic on https://mygrants.service-now.com/grants, a valid UEI number is required for organizations selected for an award.
Organizations should verify their UEI number or take the steps needed to obtain one as soon as possible.
Instructions for obtaining a UEI number can be found at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform.
Selected grantees will also be required to have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) found at https://www.sam.gov/.
Although registration is not required prior to submitting an application via SAMS Domestic, all applicants should register at SAM.gov as soon as possible to avoid future delays.
Successful applicants will be required to ensure any sub-recipients also have a valid UEI number prior to receiving TIP Office approval of any sub-awards.
Subject to the availability of funds and to the successful conclusion of a U.S.-Jamaica Child Protection Compact Partnership, the TIP Office intends to award, through a competitive process, one or more cooperative agreements to organizations to implement a project in Jamaica.
The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the Jamaican government and civil society to address all forms of child trafficking in Jamaica effectively and thereby strengthen existing efforts to eradicate these crimes.
The project will support the objectives and activities of the U.S-Jamaica CPC Partnership, which will be provided in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Existing projects in support of CPC Partnerships in other countries have included the following activities:
strengthen efforts to effectively prosecute and convict child traffickers; provide comprehensive, trauma-informed care for child victims of these crimes; and prevent child trafficking in all its forms.
Projects have also supported outcomes in line with the recommendations of the country narrative of the most recent Trafficking in Persons Report, as they relate to child trafficking.
Information about existing CPC Partnerships, including the CPC Partnership documents in their entirety, is available on our website:
A CPC Partnership is a multi-year plan, developed jointly by the United States and a particular country that documents the commitment of the two governments to achieve shared objectives aimed at strengthening efforts to effectively prosecute and convict child traffickers; provide comprehensive, trauma-informed care for child victims of these crimes; and prevent child trafficking in all its forms.
The United States has signed CPC Partnerships with the governments of Ghana, the Philippines, and Peru.
Such partnerships may include up to $5 million in foreign assistance supporting projects tailored to address the child trafficking situation in the particular country.
During the course of negotiating a CPC Partnership, the unique context of the trafficking situation in the country is examined and strategies for addressing child trafficking are discussed in order to reach a shared commitment on partnership objectives and activities.
Currently the TIP Office is in discussions with the Government of Jamaica to establish a fourth CPC Partnership – the first in the Caribbean.
If successfully concluded, this Partnership will be a jointly developed and jointly implemented multi-year plan intended to strengthen the capacity of the Jamaican government and civil society to address all forms of child trafficking in Jamaica effectively, thereby strengthening existing efforts to eradicate these crimes.
It is anticipated that this Partnership would include up to $ 4. 5 million in U. S. government funding to civil society and/or international organizations to collaborate and cooperate with relevant Jamaican government agencies and other stakeholders in support of the objectives and activities of the Partnership.
The TIP Office anticipates that a Notification of Funding Opportunity will be released within the next few months.