Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP)

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Opportunity ID: 329088
Opportunity Number: HHS-2021-ACF-IOAS-OTIP-ZV-1948
Opportunity Title: Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.598
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: As referenced in 45 CFR §75.216(b), HHS funds are prohibited from being paid as profit to any recipient even if the recipient is a commercial organization. Profit is defined as any amount in excess of allowable direct and indirect costs. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OTIP
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families-IOAS-OTIP
Posted Date: Sep 18, 2020
Last Updated Date: Sep 18, 2020
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Mar 22, 2021
Fiscal Year: 2021
Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Award Floor: $2,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families is announcing funds for the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP). Previously in Fiscal Year (FY) 18, TVAP was managed through three separate cooperative agreements, but the FY 21 version of TVAP will be managed through one single cooperative agreement. The goal of TVAP is to build nation-wide capacity to support foreign national victims of human trafficking seeking United States (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) certification in areas that lack an established referral and response system. Foreign national includes nonresident alien individuals, and any other person that is not a U.S. person. Foreign nationals include individuals who are not U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, parolees, refugees, or asylees. Under TVAP, the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive case management on a per capita basis to adult and minor foreign national victims of both labor and sex trafficking identified in areas without an established anti-trafficking response system; 2) establishment of a permanent comprehensive TVAP subrecipient network, which will entail the development of a resource database of available TVAP subrecipients in localities without an established anti-trafficking response system; and 3) training and technical assistance to service providers enrolled in, or seeking enrollment into, the TVAP subrecipient network. The prime recipient must provide comprehensive case management services to eligible participants either directly or through the TVAP subrecipient network, that provide direct services and/or community referrals, and emergency financial assistance for out-of-pocket costs for health care, mental health, counseling, housing, basic necessities, and other allowable costs. Under TVAP, the following funding restrictions apply: 1. A yearly ceiling on the total per capita amount per eligible 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. 2. For subrecipients, 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. 3. For subrecipients, at least 60% of the per capita amount must be used for direct participant actual expenses. Persons qualified for services under TVAP include: 1. A foreign national victim of severe form of trafficking in persons who is seeking or has received HHS certification; 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; 4. A family member in receipt of a derivative T visa issued by the Department of Homeland Security; or 5. A minor dependent child of a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons or potential victim of trafficking. TVAP is informed by a whole family approach that focuses equally and intentionally on services and opportunities for foreign national victims and their immediate family members living within their households, when in the best interest of the client. OTIP is encouraging meaningful engagement of survivors and the hiring of qualified professionals that reflect the communities being served in all project implementation strategies. Under TVAP, collaboration with OTIP's National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center and coordination with OTIP's network of grantees is required.
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