Demonstration Grants for Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking

The DVHT Program has the following objectives: 1) Conduct community assessments with the goal to build capacity, create partnerships, and deliver comprehensive, quality services to domestic victims; 2) Develop, strengthen, and expand comprehensive victim-centered services and case management at the community
level for domestic victims; 3) Address the immediate and long-term housing and shelter needs of domestic victims through a continuum of flexible housing supports, including emergency and transitional housing; 4) Identify, provide, or refer victims to behavioral health and substance abuse treatments services; and 5) Integrate survivor engagement in their case management and service delivery strategies for victims.
Related Programs93.598 Services to Victims of a Severe Form of TraffickingExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: $3,423,912.

Fiscal Year 2017: $3,423,912.

Fiscal Year 2018: $3,423,912.


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.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Sanctum House, Inc. $ 675,108   2016-09-302019-09-29
Healing Place Serve $ 728,694   2016-09-302019-09-29
Cincinnati Union Bethel $ 897,408   2016-09-302019-09-29
Ambassadors For Christ Youth Ministries $ 900,000   2016-09-302019-09-29
Alaska Native Justice Center Inc $ 900,000   2016-09-302019-09-29
Asian Association Of Utah, The $ 899,649   2016-09-302019-09-29
Justice Resource Institute, Inc. $ 898,068   2016-09-302019-09-29
Salvation Army Metropolitan Division, The $ 674,118   2016-09-302019-09-29
J Bar J Youth Services, Inc. $ 562,500   2016-09-302019-09-29
Volunteers Of America Of Los Angeles $ 900,000   2016-09-302019-09-29



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 13 grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2017: 13 grants will be awarded. Fiscal Year 2018: 13 grants are anticipated to be awarded.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking (DVHT) program funds time-limited comprehensive case management services to domestic victims of trafficking.

Eligible recipients for DVHT program services include United States citizens and lawful permanent residents in select states by leveraging existing systems, filling in service gaps, and building capacity of direct service providers.

Under the DVHT Program, OTIP requires a comprehensive case management approach that uses trauma-informed and victim-centered models.

Comprehensive case management services for the program include, but are not limited to referrals, emergency assistance (such as food, clothing, and shelter), and support to gain access to housing, employability services, mental health screening and therapy, medical care, and some legal services.

Health screening and medical care must include treatment for sexually transmitted infections, family planning services, and the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric care, including, but not limited to, exams, tests, pre-natal services, and non-directive health-related counseling.

The Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking (DVHT) program funds time-limited comprehensive case management services to domestic victims of trafficking.

Eligible recipients for DVHT program services include United States citizens and lawful permanent residents in select states by leveraging existing systems, filling in service gaps, and building capacity of direct service providers.

Under the DVHT Program, OTIP requires a comprehensive case management approach that uses trauma-informed and victim-centered models.

Comprehensive case management services for the program include, but are not limited to referrals, emergency assistance (such as food, clothing, and shelter), and support to gain access to housing, employability services, mental health screening and therapy, medical care, and some legal services.

Health screening and medical care must include treatment for sexually transmitted infections, family planning services, and the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric care, including, but not limited to, exams, tests, pre-natal services, and non-directive health-related counseling.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible organizations includes: state governments, tribes, units of local government, and non-profit, non-governmental victim service organizations.

Victim service organizations include those who by nature of their current operations serve victims of sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, and youth homelessness.

Victim services organizations may also include faith-based organizations that are addressing human trafficking in their services.

Individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible recipients for DVHT program services include United States citizens and lawful permanent residents.

Credentials/Documentation

Funding available under this catalog number is subject to requirements of 2 CFR 200 of the Uniform Guidance (effective January 1, 2016). HHS is required to review and consider information about applicants that is in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS). All applicants must have a DUNS number, registered in the SAM prior to submitting an application, and an active SAM registration. Documentation delineated in the Funding Opportunity Announcement must be submitted at the time of submission of an application for funding. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

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

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards apply to this program. 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 likelihood of its success. Further, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the National Security Presidential Directive on Combating Trafficking in Persons (NSPD-22), and the March 2012 Statement by the President on the Meeting of the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons call for strengthened and effective coordination of U.S. government anti-trafficking efforts. To improve U.S. government coordination, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 established the Senior Policy Operating Group (SPOG) and requires each department or agency represented on the SPOG to ?share all information with [the SPOG] regarding the department or agency?s plans, before and after final agency decisions are made, on all matters relating to grants, grant policies, and other significant actions regarding the international trafficking in persons.? 22 U.S.C. § 7103(g)(4). Regulations implementing the Trafficking Victims Protection Act call on the SPOG to ?establish appropriate mechanisms to effect such information sharing.? 22 C.F.R. § 104.2. This program is exempt from E.O. 12372, which requires advance notification to Congress of awards.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended, Section 107(f), 22 U.S.C. 7105(f), Section 213(a)(1) of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, Pub. L. 110-457, 22 U.S.C 7105(f).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Contact the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Grants Management or review the Funding Opportunity Announcement, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Appeals

No appeals will be considered for applications classified as late. Further, the decision not award a grant, or award a grant at a particular funding level is discretionary and is not subject to appeal to any operating division or HHS official or board. (Section I-31 of the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Renewals

An applicant requesting additional funding for a period subsequent to that provided by a current award must compete with all other applications and must be developed as fully as though the applicant is applying for the first time.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. While this program has no statutory formula, there is a 25% matching requirement. The match may be met through cash or in-kind contributions. This program does not have MOE requirements. 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: Reimbursement based on actual expenses. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Reimbursement based on actual expenses.

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 semi-annual basis and a financial report is due to the HHS Division of Payment Management on a quarterly basis.

Final financial reports are also required 90 days after the end of the project period.

Performance monitoring will be conducted by desk monitoring and on-site visits.

Additionally, recipients are expected to participate in cluster meetings, and other training and technical assistance opportunities.

No cash reports are required.

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 semi-annual basis and a financial report is due to the HHS Division of Payment Management on a quarterly basis.

Final financial reports are also required 90 days after the end of the project period.

Performance monitoring will be conducted by desk monitoring and on-site visits.

Additionally, recipients are expected to participate in cluster meetings, and other training and technical assistance opportunities.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. 45 CFR 75.501 provides that a non-federal entity that expends $750,000 or more during the non-federal entity?s fiscal year must have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year.

Records

Grant recipients (and subrecipients) 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 16 $3,423,912; FY 17 est $3,423,912; and FY 18 est $3,423,912

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$150,000 to $300,000 per grant for the three-year project period.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Katherine Chon 330 C. Street, SW 4th Floor , Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Katherine.Chon@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 401-9372

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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



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