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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

U.S. Attorney Matt Martin Announces More Than $65 Million Available to Fight Human Trafficking and Help Trafficking Victims

Greensboro, N.C. – U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina 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. “We are pleased to be able to have this channel of funding for our local partners to help us attack the evil of human trafficking,” said U.S. Attorney Martin.

“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 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

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Updated March 25, 2020