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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 26, 2020

U.S. Attorney Announces More Than $65 Million Available To Fight Human Trafficking And Help Trafficking Victims

Tampa, FL – U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez today announced 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 difficult challenges, none more pressing than the scourge of human trafficking. Human traffickers pose a dire threat to public safety and countering this threat remains one of the Administration’s top domestic priorities,” said Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. “The Department of Justice is front and center in the fight against this insidious crime. OJP is making historic amounts of grant funding available to ensure that our communities have access to innovative and diverse solutions.”

The funding opportunities announced today will strengthen our capacity, together with our partners, to prevent and combat human trafficking in our district. In addition, it will assist our partners in the recovery and restoration of victims of this horrendous crime,” said U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez.  

The funding is available through 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 4/6/2020 (Extended)

 

Multidisciplinary Task Force Program to Combat Human Trafficking

Total Available $22 million                                       Opens week of 3/16/2020

 

Preventing Trafficking of Girls

 Total Available $1.7 million                                     Opens week of 3/16/2020

 

Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons           

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

Total Available $2.5 million                                      Deadline 4/20/2020  

 

Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Total Available $16.5 million                                    Opens week of 3/16/2020

 

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

Total Available $2 million                                        Opens week of 3/16/2020

 

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 3/16/2020

 

Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Labor Trafficking

Total Available $8 million                                         Opens week of 3/16/2020

 

For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit https://www.ojp.gov/funding/explore/current-funding-opportunities

 

 

 

 

Topic(s): 
Human Trafficking
Grants
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Updated March 26, 2020