The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that competing applications will be accepted for the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) in ACF regions 1, 2, 3, and 4. The central purpose of TVAP is to efficiently provide trauma-informed,
person-centered, comprehensive case management services on a per capita basis to foreign national victims and potential victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons seeking HHS certification so they can re-establish their ability to live independently.
The awarded organization must provide comprehensive case management services to qualified persons either directly or through a network of providers, that provide direct services and/or community referrals.
Trauma-informed, person-centered, Case management must include, but is not limited to, emergency assistance, housing, safety planning, basic needs, mental health services, employability services, legal services, medical care, access to benefits and services to the same extent as a refugee, and interpretation services.
OTIP has specified the following funding restrictions:
A yearly ceiling on the total per capita amount per participant.
The yearly per capita amount includes both administrative costs for case management services and participant expenses.
The per capita amount must not exceed $6,000 per individual participant, or $7,500 in cases when a participant has an eligible family member(s) who lives in their household.
For subrecipients that no more than 40% of the per capita amount authorized for individual participants and participants with an eligible family member(s) may be used for administrative costs for case management services.
For subrecipients that at least 60% of the per capita amount must be used for direct participant actual expenses.
Persons qualified for services under this grant include:
1. a foreign national victim of severe form of trafficking in persons who is seeking or has received HHS certification; and 2. a foreign national minor victim who is seeking or has received a letter of eligibility from OTIP.
3. a family member (s) who lives in the household of the victim (not individual enrollment) may derive services as part of the victim’s household:
- a family member in receipt of a derivative T visa issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and - a minor dependent child of a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons or potential victim of trafficking.
This FOA is one of the three FOA's that OTIP is issuing to provide coverage for each of the three distinct regional areas.
This solicitation is for TVAP coverage of the states in ACF regions 1, 2, 3, and 4. This includes the following states:
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands.
The other two FOAs are:
HHS-2018-ACF-IOAS-OTIP-ZV-1370, Trafficking Victim Assistance Program-ACF regions 5, 6, 7, and 8; and HHS-2018-ACF-IOAS-OTIP-ZV-1371, Trafficking Victim Assistance Program-ACF regions 9 and 1 0.