Pursuant to a recommendation by the Department of Transportation (DOT or the Department) Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking, the Secretary of Transportation is launching the annual Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award (“the award”) to incentivize an increase in human trafficking awareness, training, and prevention among transportation stakeholders. The award will be a component of the Department's Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking initiative. Additional information regarding the Department's counter-trafficking activities can be found at www.transportation.gov/stophumantrafficking.
The award serves as a platform for transportation stakeholders to unlock their creativity, and empower them to develop impactful and innovative counter-trafficking tools, initiatives, campaigns, and technologies that can help defeat this heinous crime. The award is open to individuals and entities, including non-governmental organizations, transportation industry associations, research institutions, and State and local government organizations. Entrants compete for a $50,000 cash award that will be awarded to the individual(s) or entity selected for creating the most impactful counter-trafficking initiative or technology. The Department of Transportation intends to incentivize individuals and entities to think creatively in developing innovative solutions to combat human trafficking in the transportation industry, and to share those innovations with the broader community.
Submissions accepted January 1, 2020 through midnight on January 31, 2020.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For more information, and to register your intent to compete individually or as part Start Printed Page 69455of a team, visit www.transportation.gov/stophumantrafficking, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Office of International Transportation and Trade at (202) 366-4398.