The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen a multidisciplinary approach to fight human trafficking. This collaborative approach must include victim and social service providers, law enforcement and prosecution personnel, survivors, and a range of other governmental and non-governmental partners that work together to provide a diverse set of appropriate services for trafficking victims.
This program expects a co-leadership model approach, with shared decision making by both the lead law enforcement and the lead victim service provider applicants.
Applicants are invited to apply under two program purpose areas. OVC anticipates making 18 Purpose Area 1 awards (for 9 task forces) of up to $750,000 per award ($1.5 million per task force) and up to 12 Purpose Area 2 awards (for 6 task forces) of up to $750,000 per award ($1.5 million per task force). Awards will be for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2022.
During a pre-application webinar on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.