Training and Technical Assistance

The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) delivers training and technical assistance (T/TA) to inform and deliver a public health response to human trafficking.

Through classroom-style trainings, expert plenary or panel presentations, or workshops, NHTTAC gives participants the chance to learn from subject matter experts and from each other. Sessions can last up to three hours and are interactive, collaborative, and activity based, whether they are delivered in person or remotely.

Who is eligible?

The trainings are intended for:

  • Private, not-for-profits (including faith- and community-based organizations)
  • Child welfare or runaway and homeless youth practitioners
  • Public health professionals
  • Medical service providers
  • Behavioral health and substance use professionals
  • Violence prevention agencies
  • Federal, state, local, city, and tribal government agencies
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Volunteer service centers that provide support to trafficking survivors or populations at risk of human trafficking

If federal grantees apply for support, NHTTAC will contact the granting office to confirm eligibility and coordinate efforts. Agencies with needs related to the criminal justice system should apply to the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center.

NHTTAC resources cover NHTTAC-enrolled consultants' costs (including consulting fees and travel) and will not pay for meeting space, audiovisual supports, management of invitations, registration of participants, food or beverages, etc. Therefore, recipients of training and technical assistance need to provide this logistical support.

Organizations can only receive one training in any 12-month period.

What is the process to request assistance?


Step One: Email NHTTAC or call 844-648-8822 to set up a time to speak with a T/TA specialist and determine your eligibility. Be ready to share:

  • Basic information about your organization
  • Preferred dates
  • An estimate of the number of participants
  • A description of the type of training and/or topics sought, including three learning objectives
  • Event, meeting, or conference agenda (if applicable)

Step Two: Submit a cover letter or email signed by the organization’s executive director or other senior staff. Electronic signatures are fine if they include a timestamp. The cover letter or email should include:

  • Event essentials (who/what/when/where)
  • The organizational and/or community needs related to the requested support
  • The benefits the organization expects to gain from the training

These two steps must be completed 90 days prior to the requested start date.

Exceptions to the timeline may be granted if you are responding to an urgent and time-sensitive need (e.g., in response to a natural disaster or an unexpectedly large increase in caseload).

How are requests evaluated?


Criteria includes:

  • The organization requesting assistance has identified a challenge it is facing and aims to resolve it through training and technical assistance.
  • The requested assistance is not provided by another federal agency, including via an ongoing or recent grant.
  • The requested assistance falls within the mission and funding priorities identified by OTIP.
  • The organization applying for assistance will contribute resources or funds toward the delivery of the requested assistance.

Contact NHTTAC

National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance CenterEmail NHTTAC or call 844-648-8822 for more information or to speak with a NHTTAC specialist. The NHTTAC call center is open from 8:30 to 5:00 EST Monday through Friday. All email inquiries will be responded to within 1 business day.

NHTTAC services are free and delivered based on need.

Last Reviewed: June 19, 2019

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