The Health and Human Services Department, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is seeking proposals to increase the identification and protection of human trafficking victims in the U.S. and to promote local capacity to prevent trafficking.
Program components include:
- Identification and Referral of Foreign Victims of Human Trafficking: Grantee must be able to identify and provide urgent case management and direct services to meet immediate needs of potential foreign victims of human trafficking, such as food, clothing, or shelter.
- Training and Technical: Assistance: Rescue & Restore Program grant recipients must build local capacity by providing training and technical assistance on human trafficking to local individuals and organizations that are not involved in the anti-trafficking coalition. These activities must improve the ability of these individuals and organizations to identify and assist victims of human trafficking in the geographic area of the project
- Coalition Building: A successful applicant must lead or actively participate in an anti-trafficking coalition that builds local capacity to address human trafficking by engaging several different but relevant sectors in their communities, such as law enforcement, social service organizations, faith-based and community groups, immigrant outreach programs, health care providers, and legal assistance providers.
- Public Awareness: Activities include informing members of the public about the dangers of human trafficking, possible indicators of sex and labor trafficking, and the protections available to trafficking victims.
Geographic location is defined by the applicant and can include cities, counties, or specific areas in which it will conduct the Rescue & Restore project. A geographic area must be no bigger than a state or territory, although an applicant can propose to work in a metropolitan area that crosses one or more state lines.