OVC allocates more grant funding than any other federal agency to programs that provide direct services to victims of human trafficking.
As part of our commitment to ensuring services for all victims of human trafficking, OVC is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2019 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation.
The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for children and youth who are victims of sex and labor trafficking by—
- integrating human trafficking policy and programming at the state or Tribal jurisdiction level and
- enhancing coordinated, multidisciplinary, and statewide approaches to serving trafficked youth.
Recognizing that each state/Tribe is unique, applicants should identify the state or Tribe's greatest barriers to—
- identifying and assisting child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking and/or
- investigating and prosecuting these trafficking cases.
Applicants should propose a program to systematically address these barriers. OVC is particularly interested in applications from states with a high geographic need for this program.
OVC expects to make up to four awards of up to $1.5 million with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $6 million. OVC expects to make the awards for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2019.
OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 13, 2019, to review requirements and answer questions. A recording and transcript of this webinar are now available on our Funding Webinar Series page.
Learn more and apply for the FY 2019 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking. Apply by July 1, 2019.
(Updated June 17, 2019)