Funding Opportunity: FY 2019 Project Beacon: Increasing Services for Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Sex Trafficking

OVC allocates more grant funding than any other federal agency to programs that provide direct services to victims of human trafficking.

As part of our commitment to ensuring services for all victims of human trafficking, OVC is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2019 Project Beacon: Increasing Services for Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Sex Trafficking solicitation.

OVC will make awards to increase the quantity and quality of services currently available to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of sex trafficking who reside in urban areas.

Apply under one of the following purpose areas:

Purpose Area 1: Direct Services
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 sex 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 sex trafficking.

Applicants for this purpose area must demonstrate that they will provide services to the target population in an urban community as defined on page 4 of the solicitation.

Under Purpose Area 1, OVC expects to make up to 7 awards of up to $450,000 each for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2019.

Purpose Area 2: Training and Technical Assistance
Applicants may apply to this purpose area to provide capacity-building training and technical assistance to successful grantees under Purpose Area 1.

Under Purpose Area 2, OVC expects to make up to 1 award of up to $550,000 for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2019.

Register for a pre-application webinar on June 19, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. eastern time. OVC staff will review the solicitation requirements and conduct a question and answer session with interested potential applicants. Participation in the webinar is optional.

Learn more and apply for the FY 2019 Project Beacon: Increasing Services for Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Sex Trafficking. Apply by July 15, 2019.