The overarching goal of this program is to increase the quantity and quality of victim-centered services available to assist American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of human trafficking in urban areas. This will be accomplished by developing the capacity of urban Indian centers to meet victims’ needs by providing a comprehensive range of services either in-house or through referrals to a network of collaborative partners.
OVC will make awards under two program purpose areas.
Purpose Area 1: Direct Services
Eligible applicants may apply to this purpose area to request funding to—
- develop or enhance their organizational capacity to provide services to urban AI/AN victims of human trafficking,
- develop and sustain collaborative partnerships,
- conduct community outreach and awareness activities, and
- provide training to other stakeholders on how to meet the needs of urban AI/AN victims of human trafficking.
Under Purpose Area 1, OVC expects to make up to eight awards of up to $475,000 each for a 36-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2022.
Purpose Area 2: Training and Technical Assistance
Eligible applicants may request funding to provide capacity-building training and technical assistance to successful Purpose Area 1 grantees.
Under Purpose Area 2, OVC expects to make up to one award of up to $550,000 for a 36-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2022.
During a pre-application webinar on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.