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U.S. Attorney Brady Announces More than $52 Million Available to Fight Human Trafficking and Help Trafficking Victims

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady today announced that more than $52.8 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address human trafficking. These funding opportunities are available for state and local government and law enforcement agencies, non-profit victim services providers, including housing stakeholders, task forces and other innovative local programs and solutions to combat human trafficking and serve adults and children who are victimized in trafficking operations.

"My office is firmly committed to preventing human trafficking, bringing traffickers to justice and assisting victims of his heinous crime," said U.S. Attorney Brady. "But we can’t do it alone. State and local law enforcement, local government agencies and community non-profits are key partners in the fight against sex trafficking. I encourage eligible entities to review and apply for these critical funding opportunities."

"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 

Total Available $1.8 million Deadline 4/6/2020 (Extended)

Multidisciplinary Task Force Program to Combat Human Trafficking

Total Available $22 million Deadline 5/18/2020

Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons

Total Available $2.5 million Deadline 4/20/2020

Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Total Available $16.5 million Deadline 5/18/2020

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

Total Available $2 million Deadline 5/14/2020

Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking

Total Available $6 million Deadline 5/18/2020

Services for Minor Victims of Labor Trafficking

Total Available $2 million Deadline 5/18/2020

For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit

For resources and additional information on applying for OJP grant opportunities, please see the WDPA Grants Resource Page at

Updated April 13, 2023

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