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Over $65 Million Available To Fight Human Trafficking And Help Trafficking Victims

U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme announced Monday, March 23, 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.

“Human trafficking is a reprehensible crime. Those responsible need to be held accountable and those victimized need help. We hope these funds can be used to accomplish both,” Alme said.

“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. April 6, 2020 (extended).

Multidisciplinary Task Force Program to Combat Human Trafficking. Total available: $22 million.

Preventing Trafficking of Girls. Total available: $1.7 million.

Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons:

https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/ opportunities/nij-2020-17324. Total available: $2.5 million. Deadline April 20, 2020.

Services for Victims of Human Trafficking. Total available: $16.5 million.

Specialized Training and Technical Assistance on Housing for Victims of Human Trafficking. Total available: $2 million.

Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Program. Total available: $5 million.

Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking. Total available: $6 million

Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Labor Trafficking. Total available: $8 million.

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

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