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Deadline Extended for Funding Opportunities to Enhance Anti-Trafficking Services

OVC has multiple open funding opportunities designed to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to victims of human trafficking.

We have extended the deadlines for these funding opportunities. Each solicitation listed below has the following updated due dates:

  • Step 1 Deadline in Grants.gov: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Step 2 Deadline in JustGrants: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Friday, April 30, 2021

OVC FY 2021 Enhancing Juvenile and Family Court Responses to Human Trafficking
The goals of this program are to develop or enhance programs to provide direct services and diversion programs for youth in contact with the juvenile and family court systems who are victims of sex and/or labor trafficking or at risk for human trafficking.

OVC FY 2021 Field-Generated Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement
This program supports national training and technical assistance for jurisdictions engaged in identifying victims of human trafficking and investigating and prosecuting human trafficking and related crimes.

OVC FY 2021 Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking
The goal of this program is to provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to victims of human trafficking.

OVC FY 2021 Preventing Trafficking of Girls
This solicitation provides funding for organizations to support prevention and early intervention programs for girls who are at-risk of, or are victims of, sex trafficking.

OVC FY 2021 Services for Minor Victims of Labor Trafficking
Organizations funded under this program will provide (directly and through partnerships) services that minor victims of labor trafficking often require to address their needs for safety, security, and healing.

OVC FY 2021 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for victims of human trafficking. 

OVC FY 2021 Training and Technical Assistance for Human Trafficking Service Providers
This program provides funding for training and technical assistance to service providers developing, strengthening, or expanding programs for victims of human trafficking.

New Funding Application Process

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted to the Department of Justice in a new two-step process.

In step 1, applicants will submit a SF-424 and a SF-LLL in Grants.gov. To register in Grants.gov, applicants will need to obtain a Data Universal Numeric System (DUNS) and System of Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal.

In step 2, applicants will be invited to submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants. Learn more about how to submit your application in the Office of Justice Programs Grant Application Resource Guide, Entity Users: Application Submission Job Aid Reference Guide, and the JustGrants Training: Application Submission pages.

Pre-Application Webinars

OVC is hosting pre-application webinars to assist potential applicants in developing strong proposals in response to these funding opportunities. Visit our Funding Webinars page to learn more and register. 

If you missed any of the “Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application” webinars, a presentation slide deck from the February 22, 2021, session has been posted for reference and a recording of the February 11, 2021, session is available to watch. For more information on the webinar sessions and to access application submission training resources, visit the JustGrants Application Submission training resources page.

(Updated March 30, 2021)

Date Published: March 25, 2021