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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Grants to Address Trafficking within the Child Welfare Population

Deadline: July 11, 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, is soliciting proposals for projects that will address human trafficking within the child welfare population. The goal of this program is two-fold:

  • To increase awareness of the issue of human trafficking within the child welfare population
  • To improve the ability of systems to appropriately and effectively respond to human trafficking within the child welfare population

These grants will add to the research base and help systems and service providers as they consider enhancing their practices in the context of limited resources. In order to better understand and serve child victims of human trafficking, agencies receiving funding will build internal capacity to address human trafficking within the child welfare population and to engage in system-wide outreach supporting similar capacity-building efforts in other systems. Funded grantees will also work to support the implementation of new trafficking-related mandates by collaborating with their respective child welfare agencies as appropriate.

In order to accomplish the goals, Child Welfare Trafficking Grant (CWTG) projects must take a comprehensive approach that focuses on seven key areas: infrastructure building, data gathering, cross-system coordination and collaboration, implementation of legislation impacting anti-trafficking efforts, evaluation, project sustainability, and dissemination.

Amount: $2,000,000 is available for grants ranging from $200,000-$250,000 each.

Eligibility: 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, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, private institutions of higher education, for profit organizations, and small businesses.

Link: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2016-ACF-ACYF-CA-1179

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