Enhanced Employment Services for Victims of Trafficking Demonstration

The summary for the Enhanced Employment Services for Victims of Trafficking Demonstration grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Administration for Children and Families, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Enhanced Employment Services for Victims of Trafficking Demonstration: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, in cooperation with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), in the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, intends to award up to two cooperative agreements under the Enhanced Employment Services for Victims of Trafficking Demonstration funding opportunity announcement to examine the feasibility and benefits of providing enhanced employment services to pre-certified, foreign trafficking victims and other foreign trafficking victims who are currently ineligible for the ORR Matching Grant Program services. Currently, victims of trafficking can receive case management services through grantees funded by ORR and by the Office for Victims of Crime in the U.S. Department of Justice. When a victim of trafficking receives a Certification or Eligibility Letter from ORR, he or she is eligible for federal and state benefits and services to the same extent as a refugee, including, in the case of adults, the Matching Grant Program, which has a strong record of assisting participants find jobs and achieve economic self-sufficiency. To be eligible for the Matching Grant Program, adult trafficking victims must have received a Certification or Eligibility Letter from ORR and are required to enroll within 31 days of eligibility. Grantees provide services that must include case management, maintenance assistance (cash assistance and housing, when needed), and employment services; they may also make referrals for additional services such as English-language training, social adjustment services, health and medical services, employment training/re-certification, and support services. The primary goal of the project is to examine whether engaging trafficking victims who are expected to receive Certification from ORR in enhanced pre-employment services can improve self-sufficiency outcomes. These services are intended to complement – not duplicate – services provided by ORR grantees providing case management to trafficking victims. A secondary goal is to demonstrate and evaluate the provision of comprehensive services – similar to those provided in the Matching Grant Program – to foreign victims of trafficking who have work authorization but are not eligible for Matching Grant services. The desired outcome for all participants is self-sufficiency. Projects funded under this FOA are considered demonstration projects. As such, each grantee is required to conduct an evaluation that will examine whether and how services are successfully provided to the defined target population, and examine the achievement of self-sufficiency among service recipients, whether directly through the services provided under this grant or following transition from these services to the Matching Grant Program or other employment services. Each successful applicant will prepare a final evaluation report.
Federal Grant Title: Enhanced Employment Services for Victims of Trafficking Demonstration
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2012-ACF-OPRE-PH-0566
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.647
CFDA Descriptions: Social Services Research and Demonstration
Current Application Deadline: Aug 13, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Aug 13, 2012
Posted Date: Jul 13, 2012
Creation Date: Jul 13, 2012
Archive Date: Sep 12, 2012
Total Program Funding: $500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Competition for funding under this program is open only to those voluntary agencies that already provide Voluntary Agency Matching Grant Program services through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Faith-based and community organizations that meet eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
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