Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach Program – (VHT-SO) Pacific Region Demonstration Program
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:
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Income Security and Social Services
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:
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.
Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families-IOAS-OTIP
Sep 03, 2021
Last Updated Date:
Sep 03, 2021
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:
Mar 21, 2022
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is announcing funds for the newly developed Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach Program – (VHT-SO) Pacific Region Demonstration Program. The goal of the VHT-SO Pacific Region Demonstration Program is to directly fund local organizations located in the United States (U.S.) Pacific territories (Hawaii, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and the Northern Mariana Islands) that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to adult and minor foreign nationals who have experienced a severe form of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Foreign national includes individuals who are not U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, parolees, refugees, or asylees. Under the VHT-SO Pacific Region Demonstration Program the following activities are required: a) provision of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically responsive, case management to foreign nationals who have experienced sex and labor trafficking; 2) outreach efforts to increase identification of foreign nationals who have experienced sex and labor trafficking; 3) training to service providers and community partners. The VHT-SO Pacific Region 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 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-SO Pacific Region Demonstration Program there is a 12-month project implementation period for the prime recipient to facilitate optional partnerships, on-board new staff, develop service protocols specific to foreign nationals who have experienced human trafficking, and develop a sustainability plan. However, clients must be served during the 12-month project implementation period.
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