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21 May

Victims of Human Trafficking – Services and Outreach (VHT-SO) Program-ACF Region 1-DHHS

  Grant Amount: $400,000


The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is announcing funds for the newly developed Victims of Human Trafficking – Services and Outreach (VHT-SO) Program – ACF Region 1. The goal of the VHT-SO Program is to fund local organizations located in ACF Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont). Prime recipients will build, expand, and sustain organizational and local capacity in their selected geographic area to deliver services and financial assistance to foreign national victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.


Eligible Applicants: Special district governments
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Independent school districts
Small businesses
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
State governments
Private institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
County governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility: As referenced in 45 CFR §75.216(b), HHS funds are prohibited from being paid as profit to any recipient even if the recipient is a commercial organization. Profit is defined as any amount in excess of allowable direct and indirect costs. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.


  • Criminal Justice Prevention and Victim Services
  • Other / Miscellaneous