OVC FY 17 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Competitive Solicitation

The Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Program is designed to support the development and enhancement of multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces that implement collaborative approaches to combat all forms of human trafficking, including sex and labor trafficking of both


foreign nationals and U. S. citizens (of all genders and ages), within the United States.

The task force will implement victim-centered, collaborative and sustainable approaches to:
identify victims of all types of human trafficking; investigate and prosecute sex trafficking and labor trafficking cases at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels; and, address the individualized needs of victims through the provision of a comprehensive array of quality services.

Through this solicitation, OVC and BJA will make awards to support law enforcement and victim service provider efforts within human trafficking task forces.

Within each geographic region covered by a task force, two separate awards will be made (one to a lead law enforcement agency and one to a lead victim service provider); however, the total amount of funding that will be awarded for each task force will not exceed $ 1. 5 million.

The law enforcement and victim service provider applicants must submit separate but coordinated proposals that outline how this funding will be used over a 3-year project period to combat human trafficking within the specific geographic area, in coordination with other key members of the task force, including the U. S. Attorney’s Office (USAO); local prosecutor’s office; local, state, and federal law enforcement; and community and system-based service providers
Related Programs

Services for Trafficking Victims

Department of Justice

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Office of Justice Programs

Estimated Funding: $15,000,000

Who's Eligible

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By statute, grants under this program may be awarded to states, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as recognized by the Secretary of the Interior), and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofit and nongovernment organizations).

For the purposes of this program, a unit of local government is any city, county, township, town borough, parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state, or territory.

Eligible applicants are law enforcement agencies and victim service providers located and operating within the community, jurisdiction, or geographic area of the human trafficking task force specified within the application.

Eligible applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are members of a human trafficking task force that has been operating for at least one year prior to this application.

The application must include a signed human trafficking task force Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that documents the formal partnerships involved in the task force and a commitment to combating all forms of trafficking (sex and labor) within the geographic area covered by the task force.

This funding announcement requires two separate but coordinated applications from each human trafficking task force seeking funding: one application from a lead state, local, or tribal law enforcement agency and one application from a lead victim service organization.

The two applications must be developed in close collaboration with each other, and must be submitted as a pair, with each applicant naming the other as the primary partner.

Law enforcement and victim service provider applicants from task forces that received funding under this Enhanced Collaborative Model program in fiscal years (FY) 2015 and 2016 are not eligible to apply.

Current OVC grantees funded under OVC FY 2016 Specialized Services or FY 2016 Comprehensive Services programs are not eligible to apply for funding under this solicitation, unless the new proposal outlines new services and cost items that were not included in the FY 2016 application.

For additional information, see “What an Application Should Include” in Section D.

Application and Submission Information.

OVC and BJA may elect to fund applications submitted under this FY17 solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and the availability of appropriations.

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For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, Victim Service Provider applicants should contact Mary Atlas-Terry, OVC Program Specialist, by telephone at 202–353–8473 or via email to Mary.Atlas-Terry@usdoj.gov, and Law Enforcement applicants should contact Linda Hammond-Deckard, B

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