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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

More than $65 Million Available to Combat Human Trafficking and Assist Victims

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Attorney Aaron L. Weisman 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 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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Topic(s): 
Grants
Component(s): 
Contact: 
Jim Martin (401) 709-5357
Press Release Number: 
20-43
Updated April 1, 2020