trafficking in persons, human trafficking, slavery

4.1.32 Trafficking in Persons

This government-wide award term implements Section 106 (g) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended (22 U.S.C. 7104), located at 2 CFR 175. This is implemented in accordance with OMB Interim Final Guidance, Federal Register Volume 72, No. 218, November 13, 2007. A Final Notice is expected to be issued in the future; however, HHS agencies have implemented this award term based on the Interim Final Guidance.

In accordance with the statutory requirement, in each agency award under which funding is provided to a private entity, section 106(g) of the TVPA, as amended, requires the agency to include a condition that authorizes the agency to terminate the award, without penalty, if the recipient or a subrecipient -

  1. Engages in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of time that the award is in effect;
  2. Procures a commercial sex act during the period of time that the award is in effect; or
  3. Uses forced labor in the performance of the award or subawards under the award.