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OVC Comprehensive Services for Victims of Human Trafficking 2019

Award Information

Award #
2019-VT-BX-K032
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Hillsborough County
  • Pasco County
  • Pinellas County
  • Polk County
  • Sarasota County
  • Manatee County
  • Hernando County
  • Hardee County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
FL
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$756,203

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $756,203)

The goal of the FY 2019 Direct Services to Support Victims of Human Trafficking Program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Funding through this program supports direct services to victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking, as well as for efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities over a three-year project period. Selah Freedom, Inc., will use this award to enhance and increase services available to human trafficking victims in the targeted geographic region in which the Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force operates. This goal will be achieved through comprehensive victim services, collaborations with law enforcement and community organizations, law enforcement and community training, and data collection. Selah Freedom will be coordinating activities with the Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force in partnership with the St. Petersburg Police Department. The activities of the project will take place in the following eight counties: Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Manatee, Hernando, and Hardee. CA/NCF
Date Created: September 29, 2019