News from our Federal Partners
New Federal Information Memorandum (IM) on Human Trafficking Among Children and Youth in Foster Care
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) estimates that 19 percent of children and youth who ran away from foster care likely experienced sex trafficking. This new information memorandum elevates resources to help states in meet legal requirements to protect children and youth in the child welfare system from negative outcomes associated with human trafficking. The IM provides an overview of federal statutes related to human trafficking among children and youth in the child welfare system, highlights resources to meet those requirements and provides guidance, best practices, recommendations, training, and technical assistance.
Learn more about new contract orders and solicitations expected. These include new research on trafficking, runaway and homeless youth, cultural relevance of healthy marriage programs for indigenous communities, mental and behavioral health supports in Head Start, and many other topic areas. Learn more.
The recipient of this grant award will examine child support guidelines, policies, and procedures to address the disproportional access to child support services. Specifically, the recipient will: Conduct an equity assessment to gather data on inequities in existing child support policies, programs, and practices. Determine the best methods for addressing and mitigating inequities (e.g., equity analysis tool or other methods). Provide recommendations and model resources for ensuring equity in current and future child support programs, policies, and practices. Learn more at Grants.gov (HHS-2023-ACF-OCSE-FD-0022).
The goal of the DVHT-SO Program is to fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and local capacity to deliver services to domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended through victim outreach, identification, case management, direct services, assistance, and referrals. Learn more at Grants.gov (HHS-2024-ACF-IOAS-OTIP-TV-0048).
The CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) announces the availability of funds to state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions, that are ready to take ACTion (Addressing Conditions To improve population health) in communities to implement policy, systems, and environmental change (PSE) interventions that address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) to reduce chronic disease related disparities, risk factors, and inequities. Learn more at Grants.gov (CDC-RFA-DP-23-0058).