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U.S. Attorney Moran announces more than $65 million in grants available to fight human trafficking and assist trafficking victims

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

Seattle – U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran 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.

“During this unprecedented time of anxiety and fear over COVID-19, it is critical that work continue to assist the vulnerable in our nation, especially the victims of human trafficking – modern day slavery,” said U.S. Attorney Brian Moran.  “I want our partners in this work to be able to apply for this federal financial assistance, something that can happen even as we face the pressing need to combat the spread of the virus.”

“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                                       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

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


Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or

Updated March 19, 2020

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