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PHOENIX, Ariz. – U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey today announced that more than $65 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities combat human trafficking and serve adults and children who are victimized in trafficking operations.

“Our nation is facing difficult challenges, none more pressing than the scourge of human trafficking. Human traffickers pose a dire threat to public safety and countering this threat remains one of the Administration’s top domestic priorities,” said Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. “The Department of Justice is front and center in the fight against this insidious crime. OJP is making historic amounts of grant funding available to ensure that our communities have access to innovative and diverse solutions.”

The funding is available through OJP, the federal government’s leading source of public safety funding and crime victim assistance in state, local and tribal jurisdictions. OJP’s programs support a wide array of activities and services, including programs that support human trafficking task forces and services for human trafficking survivors. 

A number of funding opportunities are currently open, with several more opening in the near future. 

  • Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program
    https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/ojjdp-2020-17351
    Total Available $1.8 million. Deadline 4/6/2020 (Extended).
     
  • Multidisciplinary Task Force Program to Combat Human Trafficking
    Total Available $22 million. Opens week of 3/16/2020.
     
  • Preventing Trafficking of Girls
    Total Available $1.7 million. Opens week of 3/16/2020.
     
  • Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons
    https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/nij-2020-17324
    Total Available $2.5 million. Deadline 4/20/2020.        
     
  • Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
    Total Available $16.5 million. Opens week of 3/16/2020.
     
  • Specialized Training and Technical Assistance on Housing for Victims of Human Trafficking
    Total Available $2 million. Opens week of 3/16/2020.
     
  • Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Program
    Total Available $5 million. Opens week of 3/16/2020.
     
  • Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking
    Total Available $6 million. Opens week of 3/16/2020.
     
  • Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Labor Trafficking
    Total Available $8 million. Opens week of 3/16/2020.
     

For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit https://www.ojp.gov/funding/explore/current-funding-opportunities

RELEASE NUMBER:    2020-036_Fight Human Trafficking Grants
 

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