Much of the work that we do to forge pathways to freedom for victims and those at risk of human trafficking is with the help of our grantees. We coordinate and oversee the management of anti-trafficking grant programming on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Funding Opportunity Announcements
OTIP provides funding opportunities through grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts. The funded programs strengthen prevention, assist with victim identification, and provide services to survivors of human trafficking.
Street Outreach Program: The Family and Youth Services Bureau announced the availability of funding for approximately 37 grants to programs providing street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at-risk of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of trafficking in persons. Grantees of the Street Outreach Program provide services in areas where street youth congregate, in order to help them make healthy choices and provide them access to shelter. Application Due Date: June 20, 2018
Federal funding opportunities are announced on www.Grants.gov and the State Department provides an annual report of federally-funded anti-trafficking programs.
Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking: The Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime is interested in supporting programs that focus on one or more of these priority areas: housing services, economic and leadership empowerment and/or education services, mental health services, substance abuse services, and legal services.
Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance: The Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime intends to fund specialized training and technical assistance to service providers and court personnel in one of three purpose areas: comprehensive legal services, trauma-informed responses and services, and increased identification, referrals, and assistance of human trafficking in court settings.
- From Research to Practice: Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labor and Forced Labor: The Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs intends to award, through a competitive process, one cooperative agreement to carry out actions to accelerate the use of rigorous research by policymakers and practitioners in efforts to eliminate child labor and forced labor around the world.
- Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Forced Labor and Improve Working Conditions: The Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs intends to award, through a competitive process, a cooperative agreement to improve the capacity of civil society to better understand and address child labor and/or forced labor abuses and promote acceptable conditions of work in a sector and/or supply chain.
Combating Child Labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Cobalt Industry: The Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs intends to award, through a competitive process, one cooperative agreement to organizations to strengthen efforts by the Congolese government and other relevant stakeholders to address child labor in the cobalt industry of the DRC.
Improving the Capacity of Labor and Agriculture Stakeholders to Address Child Labor in Agricultural Areas in Argentina: The Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs intends to award, through a competitive process, one cooperative agreement to an organization to increase action by labor and agriculture stakeholders to address child labor in agricultural areas in Argentina.
We currently fund grantees who manage the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH), the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program (DVHT), the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP), and the Look Beneath the Surface (LBS) Regional Program.
For more information about a particular program, please visit their website or contact the program directly.
Past grant information is available from Grants.gov.
Search for "trafficking" or “victim assistance” to find records for past grants.
You can filter results by Opportunity Status (forecasted, posted, closed, or archived) and Agency. OTIP grants are listed under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.