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Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.327
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 6, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Flavia Keenan-Guerra

For grants management or budget questions:
Manolo Salgueiro


This program (Short title: VHT-NC) supports demonstration projects that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to Native American victims of severe forms of human trafficking.

Required activities include:

  • Provision of comprehensive culturally and linguistically responsive case management to Native American victims of trafficking
  • Outreach efforts to increase identification of Native American victims of sex and labor trafficking
  • Training for service providers and community partners

Severe forms of trafficking are defined as:

  • Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act is under 18 years of age
  • The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery

Comprehensive case management services must include helping clients navigate systems of care and direct services and/or community referrals for:

  • Culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate services tailored to Native American clients
  • Identification, screening, assessment, safety planning, and service planning
  • Advocacy and information about crime victims' rights and services
  • Direct assistance to support unmet basic needs and the well-being of Native American victims of trafficking
  • Allowable and reasonable expenses such as food, clothing, transportation assistance, and interpreter services
  • Healthcare including traditional healing, behavioral health, substance use treatment, medical, and dental services
  • Emergency and long-term housing assistance
  • Identifying and connecting clients to public benefits

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Tribes
  • Tribal organizations
  • Units of local government
  • Nonprofit, non-governmental victim service organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $260,000 per year
Award floor: $200,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $1,300,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Healthcare needs and services · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Income support and assistance · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Oral health · Substance use and misuse · Transportation

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