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U.S. Department of Justice: Call for Applications for 2020 Preventing Trafficking of Girls Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 20, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on May 25, 2020
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding for the FY 2020 Preventing Trafficking of Girls program.

Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables:

a) the goal of this program is to prevent/reduce victimization of girls who are vulnerable to sex trafficking.

b) the objectives and deliverables of this program include:

Category 1: Project Sites
Replicate and scale-up prevention and early intervention programs (including mentoring programs) for girls who are at risk of or are victims of sex trafficking that have undergone rigorous evaluation and/or have a track record of success. Program models should include a plan to develop services and interventions for high-risk girls, including those with a history of trauma caused by physical and sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, and domestic minor sex trafficking.
Implement or enhance efforts to identify and provide services to girls who are at risk of or are victims of sexual exploitation or sex trafficking. This may include street outreach efforts, partnerships with organizations that serve the youth community, and/or collaboration with key stakeholders in the community.
Participate in an annual peer-to-peer learning (cluster meeting) opportunity hosted by the OJJDP-funded training and technical assistance provider under Category 2 of this solicitation.
OJJDP expects these programs to be based upon best practices, and they may include a variety of services (i.e., mentoring, educational, counseling, etc.). OJJDP expects successful applicants to work closely with the selected training and technical assistance provider.

Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance
This category will expand the skills of program providers and other stakeholders working to prevent trafficking of girls. This includes the development and provision of training and technical assistance to the OJJDP funded programs under Category 1 of this solicitation. Training can also be developed for non-OJJDP grantees working with girl victims of sex trafficking, including training for probation, detention center staff, law enforcement, judges and education professionals. The successful applicant is expected to develop and host an annual meeting for the grantees funded under Category 1 of this solicitation.

OJP Priority Areas - In FY 2020, and in addition to executing any statutory prioritization that may be applicable, OJP will give priority consideration to applications as follows:
- Applications that address specific challenges that rural communities face.
- Applications that demonstrate that the individuals who are intended to benefit from the requested grant reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties.
- Applications that offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs)).

Federal Award Information

Category 1: Project Sites - Estimated maximum dollar amount for each award $400,000
Period of performance start date October 1, 2020
Period of performance duration 36 months

Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance - Estimated maximum dollar amount for each award $600,000
Period of performance start date October 1, 2020
Period of performance duration 15 months

Eligibility Criteria - There are two categories of funding available as a part of this solicitation.

Category 1: Project Sites
The following entities are eligible to apply:
> nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations), and
> institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance
The following entities are eligible to apply:
> nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations),
> for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations), and
> institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

Applicants that are nonprofit organizations must be organizations described in 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) and exempt from taxation under 26 U.S.C. 501(a). Nonprofit organizations that hold money in offshore accounts for the purposes of avoiding paying the tax described in 26 U.S.C. 511(a) are not eligible to apply.

Utilize This Offer

This solicitation provides funding for organizations to support prevention and early intervention programs for girls who are at risk of or are victims of sex trafficking.

Eligible applicants that propose to provide direct services to youth must not include youth who are age 18 or older in the population they will serve.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

OJJDP will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326150

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 20
Apr 20

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too! They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Apr 22
Apr 22

Thanks, Ana.