Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Demonstration Program


Opportunity ID: 335560
Opportunity Number: HHS-2022-ACF-IOAS-OTIP-TV-0035
Opportunity Title: Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Demonstration Program
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): 93.327
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible entities according to 22 U.S.C. §7105(f)(3)(A) are states, Indian tribes, units of local government, and nonprofit, non-governmental victim service organizations.  OTIP defines victim service organizations as those that by nature of their current operations serve victims of sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, and youth homelessness.  Victim service organizations may also include faith-based organizations, non-profit federally qualified health centers and other non-profit healthcare facilities that serve or plan to serve victims of human trafficking. Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization, as set forth at and, subject to the protections and requirements of this part and 42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq., the Department will not, in the selection of recipients, discriminate against an organization on the basis of the organization’s religious character, affiliation, or exercise. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this funding opportunity announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OTIP
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families-IOAS-OTIP
Posted Date: Sep 03, 2021
Last Updated Date: Sep 03, 2021
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Feb 01, 2022
Fiscal Year: 2022
Award Ceiling: $333,333
Award Floor: $300,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Description: The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is announcing funds for the Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Demonstration Program. The VHT-NC Demonstration Program’s goal is to directly fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to Native American (i.e., American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and/or Pacific Islanders) adults and minors who have experienced a severe form of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals. Under the VHT-NC Demonstration Program the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically responsive, case management to Native Americans who have experienced sex and labor trafficking; 2) outreach efforts to increase identification of Native Americans who have experienced sex and labor trafficking; and 3) training to service providers and community partners. The VHT-NC Demonstration Program is informed by a whole family approach that focuses equally and intentionally on services and opportunities for clients and their immediate family members living within their households. OTIP is encouraging the establishment of community partnerships, meaningful engagement of Native American individuals who have experienced trafficking, and the hiring of qualified professionals that reflect the communities being served in all project implementation strategies under the VHT-NC Demonstration Program. Under the VHT-NC Demonstration Program, there is a 12-month project implementation period for the prime recipient to facilitate optional partnerships, on-board new staff, and develop service protocols specific to Native Americans who have experienced human trafficking. However, clients must be served during the 12-month project implementation period. Under the VHT-NC Demonstration Program, the prime recipient must provide a statutorily mandated 25 percent match (cash or in-kind).
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