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 again make awards under two program purpose areas:
Program 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. Applicants for this purpose area must demonstrate that they will provide services to the target population of AI/AN victims of human trafficking in an urban community.
Program Purpose Area 2: Training and Technical Assistance
Eligible applicants may request funding to provide capacity-building training and technical assistance (TTA) to successful Purpose Area 1 grantees.