Human Trafficking

CLEVELAND - U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman of the Northern District of Ohio announced today 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 many difficult challenges right now, but we must continue to keep up the fight against human trafficking,” said U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman. “Human traffickers pose a dire threat to public safety and countering this threat remains one of the Administration’s top domestic priorities.

"These funds will provide our partners and the greater community with solutions and resources to combat trafficking.”

The funding is available through the Office of Justice Programs (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 is April 6.

· Multidisciplinary Task Force Program to Combat Human Trafficking

Total available $22 million

Opens week of March 16.

· Preventing Trafficking of Girls

Total available $1.7 million

Opens week of March 16.

· Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons

https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/nij-2020-17324

Total available $2.5 million

Deadline is April 20.

· Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Total available $16.5 million

Opens week of March 16.

· Specialized Training and Technical Assistance on Housing for Victims of Human Trafficking

Total available $2 million

Opens week of March 16.

· 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 March 16.

· Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Labor Trafficking

Total available $8 million

Opens week of March 16.

For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit

https://www.ojp.gov/funding/explore/current-funding-opportunities

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