22 U.S. Code § 7105a - Increasing effectiveness of anti-trafficking programs

(a) Awarding of grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts
In administering funds made available to carry out this Act within and outside the United States—
(1) solicitations of grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts for such programs shall be made publicly available;
(2) grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts shall be subject to full and open competition, in accordance with applicable laws; and
(3) the internal department or agency review process for such grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts shall not be subject to ad hoc or intermittent review or influence by individuals or organizations outside the United States Government except as provided under paragraphs (1) and (2).
(b) Eligibility
(1) In general
An applicant desiring a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement under this Act shall certify that, to the extent practicable, persons or entities providing legal services, social services, health services, or other assistance have completed, or will complete, training in connection with trafficking in persons.
(2) Disclosure
If appropriate, applicants should indicate collaboration with nongovernmental organizations, including organizations with expertise in trafficking in persons.
(c) Evaluation of anti-trafficking programs
(1) In general
The President shall establish a system to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the assistance provided under anti-trafficking programs established under this Act on a program-by-program basis in order to maximize the long-term sustainable development impact of such assistance.
(2) Requirements
In carrying out paragraph (1), the President shall—
(A) establish performance goals for the assistance described in paragraph (1), expressed in an objective and quantifiable form, to the extent practicable;
(B) ensure that performance indicators are used for programs authorized under this Act to measure and assess the achievement of the performance goals described in subparagraph (A);
(C) provide a basis for recommendations for adjustments to the assistance described in paragraph (1) to enhance the impact of such assistance; and
(D) ensure that evaluations are conducted by subject matter experts in and outside the United States Government, to the extent practicable.
(d) Targeted use of anti-trafficking programs
In providing assistance under this chapter, the President should take into account the priorities and country assessments contained in the most recent report submitted by the Secretary of State to Congress pursuant to section 7107 (b) of this title.
(e) Consistency with other programs
The President shall ensure that the design, monitoring, and evaluation of United States assistance programs for emergency relief, development, and poverty alleviation under part I and chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq. and 2346 et seq.) and other similar United States assistance programs are consistent with United States policies and other United States programs relating to combating trafficking in persons.
(f) Authorization of appropriations
For each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2011, not more than 5 percent of the amounts made available to carry out this chapter may be used to carry out this section, including—
(1) evaluations of promising anti-trafficking programs and projects funded by the disbursing agency pursuant to this Act; and
(2) evaluations of emerging problems or global trends.

Source

(Pub. L. 106–386, div. A, § 107A, as added Pub. L. 110–457, title I, § 105,Dec. 23, 2008, 122 Stat. 5047.)
References in Text

This Act, referred to in text, is the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106–386, Oct. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1464. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 7101 of this title and Tables.
This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (d) and (f), was in the original “this division” meaning division A of Pub. L. 106–386, Oct. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1466, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of division A to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 7101 of this title and Tables.
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, referred to in subsec. (e), is Pub. L. 87–195, Sept. 4, 1961, 75 Stat. 424. Part I of the Act is classified generally to subchapter I (§ 2151 et seq.) of chapter 32 of this title. Chapter 4 of part II of the Act is classified generally to part IV (§ 2346 et seq.) of subchapter II of chapter 32 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2151 of this title and Tables.

 

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