Potential Funding Opportunities from the Office on Trafficking in Persons

The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families is announcing funds for the forecasted opportunities below. Please note all forecasts published to Grants.gov are subject to change or cancellation. Funding opportunity announcements are expected to be published in Spring 2020.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

The goal of the NHTH is to maintain and support the operation of the current NHTH, which includes telephone (1-800-373-7888), text, chat, and website capabilities that provide coverage in the United States (U.S.) and U.S. territories. The NHTH is a dedicated, toll-free hotline, and is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, and is staffed by trained experienced human trafficking advocates that provide services and assistance to victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Under the NHTH, the following activities are required: 1. Operate the NHTH, a 24/7 U.S. national telephone and online communication hotline system; 2. Increase the identification and protection of victims of severe forms of human trafficking; 3. Provide information and service referrals to victims of trafficking using a trauma-informed, victim-centered approach, and in a timely manner; and 4. Notify law enforcement agencies of potential cases of human trafficking as well as instances when a trafficking victim is in imminent danger, and document emerging trafficking schemes to assist in the detection and investigation of trafficking cases.

Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach (DVHT-SO) Program

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 of 2000 through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals. Under the DVHT-SO Program, the following activities are required: 1) outreach efforts to increase identification of victims of sex and labor trafficking; 2) training to service providers and community partners; and 3) provision of comprehensive case management to domestic victims of human trafficking and their immediate family members.

Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Program

The goal of the VHT-NC Program is to fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to Native (i.e., American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and/or Pacific Islanders) victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals. Through the VHT-NC Program, OTIP is encouraging a focus on individuals affected by the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls epidemic. Under VHT-NC the following activities are required: 1) outreach efforts to increase identification of Native victims of sex and labor trafficking; 2) training to service providers and community partners that serve Native victims of trafficking in their respective urban, rural, and/or tribal settings; and 3) provision of comprehensive culturally and linguistically responsive case management to Native victims of trafficking and their immediate family members within their household.