The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will award approximately three cooperative agreements for 24 months to implement demonstration that will build and sustain coordinated services in partnership with allied professionals in community-based organizations such as runaway and homeless youth, domestic
violence, sexual assault and human trafficking victim services programs.
FYSB is particularly interested in applicants with experience serving victims of human trafficking in communities with evidence of high rates of human trafficking.
The program will support the provisions of victim-centered services for United States citizens and lawful permanent resident victims of severe forms of trafficking regardless of age.
To do so, programs will implement the following activities:
1) Develop, expand, and strengthen victim service programs; 2) Facilitate communication and coordination between the providers of assistance to United States citizen and lawful permanent resident victims; 3) Provide a means to identify such providers; and 4) Provide a means to make referrals to programs for which United States citizen and lawful permanent resident victims are already eligible, including programs administered by the Department of Justice and elsewhere within the Department of Health and Human Services.