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OVC Fiscal Year 2024 Anti-Trafficking Funding Opportunities

OVC funding supports efforts to develop, expand, and strengthen programs for victims of sex and labor trafficking. 

Learn about open and planned OVC Fiscal Year 2024 funding opportunities to support anti-trafficking efforts throughout the Nation in the table below. 

The source for the information in the table is the U.S. Department of Justice Grants Program Plan, where you can learn about more than 200 open and planned Fiscal Year 2024 funding opportunities from OVC and other U.S. Department of Justice grant-making Components to advance public safety activities, improve justice system outcomes, assist victims of crime, provide training and technical assistance, and conduct research and collect national statistics.

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TitleDescriptionTotal FundingCategoriesFocusWebinar
OVC FY24 Anti-Trafficking Housing Assistance ProgramUnder this solicitation, OVC will provide funding for housing opportunities to victims of human trafficking, including emergency housing, transitional housing, and rapid rehousing assistance. Providing rapid rehousing is the primary focus of this solicitation. Rapid rehousing is a type of housing assistance in which supportive services and transitional housing are provided to assist victims in moving as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieving stability. $16,800,000Category 1: Developing Capacity to Provide Housing Assistance to Human Trafficking Victims

Category 2: Enhancing Access to Housing Assistance for Human Trafficking Victims
Housing Services, Victim Services, Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking

April 4, 2024

3:00–4:00 p.m., e.t.

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OVC FY24 Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Force to Combat Human TraffickingUnder this solicitation, OVC will support collaborative, multi disciplinary Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Forces to identify victims and combat human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. This solicitation will fund all levels (state, Tribal, and local) of law enforcement, prosecution, victim service providers, and other key partners to build organizational infrastructure, increase operational capacity, provide comprehensive services, and enhance victim centered investigative and prosecutorial practices to better identify and serve victims, seek justice on their behalf, and prosecute offenders of all forms of human trafficking. The ECM task force program provides critical support to effectively address human trafficking from a multidisciplinary approach. $22,000,000

Category 1: Development of New Task Forces;

Category 2: Expansion of Established Task Forces;

Category 3: Enhanced Support for Statewide Task Forces.

Investigation, Victim Identification, Prosecution, Victim Services, Labor Trafficking, Sex TraffickingView the Video Recording
OVC FY24 Human Trafficking Fellowship Program (Forthcoming)This solicitation will assist the anti-trafficking field in identifying and understanding human trafficking issues and promising practices. This OVC Fellowship will fund a 1 to 3 year fellowship (in person or virtual part time or fulltime to be proposed by applicants) to assist the anti-trafficking field in identifying and promoting culturally responsive service models and activities. The Fellow will be expected to identify organizations implementing strength based interventions leveraging culture in service delivery from within the anti-trafficking field or from adjacent fields; collect and document examples of practices and stories of the impact of culturally informed services that can be shared with OVC anti-trafficking grantees and the broader anti-trafficking field through creation and dissemination of a newsletter, social media, blogs, formal external reports, and or presentations. The solicitation will seek an individual with a background in culturally responsive service provision and strength based intervention models. The ideal applicant will be a representative of the community they have served. Applications from those with lived experience will be prioritized.$400,000N/AFellowship, Labor Trafficking, Sex TraffickingForthcoming
OVC FY 2024 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human TraffickingThis solicitation will support states or Tribes to develop, enhance, and coordinate programs and activities geared toward improving outcomes for child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking. This program aims to improve statewide coordination and multidisciplinary collaboration across systems to address human trafficking involving children and youth.$6,000,000N/AChildren and Youth, Labor Trafficking, Sex TraffickingView the Webinar Recording
OVC FY 2024 Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human TraffickingUnder this solicitation, OVC will fund programs to provide high quality services that are developmentally appropriate and tailored for the individual needs of young trafficking victims. Organizations funded under this program will provide services that address the needs of minor victims of sex and labor trafficking through a continuum of trauma informed, culturally specific, gender responsive services to address their needs for safety, security, and healing and to prevent them from being funneled into the justice system.$10,000,000N/AChildren and Youth, Labor Trafficking, Sex TraffickingView the Webinar Recording
OVC FY24 Pilot Program for Community Based Organizations in Underserved Communities to Build Capacity and Serve Adolescent and Youth Victims of Trafficking (Forthcoming)Under this solicitation, OVC will fund a pilot program focused on developing and building the capacity of community based organizations (CBOs) in underserved communities, prioritizing rural communities, to provide services to youth and adolescent human trafficking victims through the provision of mentorship and training and technical assistance. This will be a five year multi phase program: under phase 1, the selected grantee will collaborate with OVC to create and disseminate a national funding opportunity and competitively select CBOs in underserved communities to receive subawards. CBOs will work with the grantee to develop their internal organizational capacity and build replicable treatment models, and in phase 2, those CBOs who have successfully completed phase 1, will be funded to deliver direct services to youth victims of trafficking.$6,000,000N/AChildren and Youth, Labor Trafficking, Sex TraffickingForthcoming
OVC FY24 Preventing Trafficking of GirlsUnder this solicitation, OVC will support programs to develop or enhance prevention and early intervention services based on best practices to focus on the needs of girls who are at risk or are victims of sex and/or labor trafficking. Organizations will develop or enhance prevention and early intervention services based on best practices to focus on the needs of girls who are at risk or are victims of sex and/or labor trafficking.$4,500,000N/AChildren and Youth, Girls, Prevention and Early Intervention Services, Labor Trafficking, Sex TraffickingRecording Forthcoming
OVC FY 2024 Services for Victims of Human TraffickingThis program will provide funding for services to victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. $29,600,000Category 1: Developing Capacity to Serve Human Trafficking Victims

Category 2: Comprehensive Services for Human Trafficking Victims

Category 3: Legal Services for Human Trafficking Victims

Category 4: Economic Empowerment, Education, and Employment Services for Human Trafficking Victims

Category 5: Behavioral and Physical Health Services for Human Trafficking Victims
Victim Services, Legal Services, Education Services, Employment Services, Health Services, Labor Trafficking, Sex TraffickingView the Webinar Recording
OVC FY24 Training and Technical Assistance for Anti-Trafficking Service ProvidersOVC will fund training and technical assistance to service providers developing, strengthening, or expanding programs for victims of human trafficking. This project will focus on supporting OVC human trafficking grantees funded under the OVC Services for Victims of Human Trafficking and all Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking solicitations in meeting their award goals and objectives.$3,500,000N/ATraining and Technical Assistance, Labor Trafficking, Sex TraffickingN/A

 

Other Funding Opportunities

Administration of Children & Families
The Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration of Children & Families, provides funding opportunities to strengthen prevention, assist with victim identification, and provide services to survivors of human trafficking.

Additionally, the Family and Youth Services' Bureau Runaway and Homeless Youth Program supports street outreach, emergency shelters, and longer-term transitional living and maternity group home programs to serve and protect these young people.

Office on Violence Against Women
Administered by the Office on Violence Against Women, states and territories receive Violence Against Women Act funds to support programs for victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking.

Grants.gov
Grants.gov is a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. This site also provides a learning center to help users apply for grant opportunities.
 

Overview of Office of Justice Programs’ Human Trafficking Programs

OVC is one of six one of six components within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). View the information below to learn about OJP human trafficking funding.
 

OJP Funding to Support Develop, Expand, and Strengthen Programs for Victims of Human Trafficking

OJP receives funding under 22 U.S.C. § 7105(b)(2) for the purposes of developing, expanding, or strengthening victim service programs for victims of trafficking. The table below outlines information about this OJP human trafficking funding from Fiscal Year 2011–present.

Fiscal YearHuman Trafficking AppropriationDomestic Trafficking Victims Fund (transfer from HHS)Total
2011$10,354,000N/A$10,354,000
2012$10,500,000N/A$10,500,000
2013$12,403,575N/A$12,403,575
2014$14,100,000N/A$14,100,000
2015$42,250,000N/A$42,250,000
2016$45,000,000$3,000,000$48,000,000
2017$45,000,000$3,000,000$48,000,000
2018$77,000,000$3,000,000$80,000,000
2019$85,000,000$3,000,000$88,000,000
2020$85,000,000$3,000,000$88,000,000
2021$85,000,000$3,000,000$88,000,000
2022$88,000,000$3,000,000$91,000,000
2023$95,000,000$3,000,000$98,000,000

 

OJP Funding: Preventing Trafficking of Girls 

OJP has received funding under the Department of Justice Appropriation Act, 2020, Pub. L. No. 116–93, 133 Stat. 2317, 2410 and the Department of Justice Appropriation Act, 2021, Pub. L. No. 116–260, 134 Stat. 1182, 1261 with funding authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to prevent/reduce victimization of girls who are vulnerable to sex trafficking. The table below outlines information about OJP human trafficking funding from Fiscal Year 2020–present.

Fiscal YearPreventing Trafficking of Girls Appropriation
2020$2,000,000
2021$2,000,000
2022$4,000,000
2023$5,000,000

 

Overview of OVC’s Human Trafficking Programs

An overview of OVC human trafficking programs, primarily implemented under 22 U.S.C. § 7105(b)(2), is provided below. Please note that program format may change and that not all programs are funded every year. Visit the Map of OVC-Funded Human Trafficking Services and Task Forces to view all active OVC grantees and OVC-funded human trafficking task forces. Information about grantee-reported, anti-trafficking subawards, may be accessed on USASpending.gov.  For OVC’s main anti-trafficking programs, search by CFDA # 16.320 and 16.035 and enter “Office of Justice Programs” in the Awarding Agency search field.

Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking Program 
This program is designed to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of all forms of human trafficking. Recipients of funding under this program seek to provide high quality services that address the individual needs of trafficking victims and by enhancing interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking.

Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Program
Law enforcement and victim service applicants both apply for funding to support the development or enhancement of multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces that work to identify victims of sex and labor trafficking and ensure that they have access to a comprehensive array of services.

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 due to past or current crime victimization, including child abuse and neglect.

Field-Generated Innovations in Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking Program
This program explores innovative ideas generated by the anti-trafficking and victim services fields to address gaps in programs and services for victims of human trafficking.

Field-Generated Strategies to Address the Criminalization of Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking
The purpose of this program is to end the criminalization of minor victims of sex trafficking and develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs to support victim-centered, trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate, and evidence-based responses to minor victims of sex trafficking.

Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking
The program support transitional housing and short-term housing assistance for victims of all forms of human trafficking.

Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Program
This program supports the provision of training and technical assistance and the development of tools and resources to assist service providers and the anti-human trafficking field in ensuring successful outcomes for survivors of human trafficking.

Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking Program
The purpose of the program is to improve outcomes for child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking. In 2015, Congress passed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. Section 103 of this Act establishes the possibility of funding for victim-centered grants focused on creating or enhancing collaborative, multistakeholder response to identifying and assisting child trafficking victims and investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases involving children.

Increasing Legal Access to Victims of Crime Program
This program encourages innovations in access to justice programs with a significant human trafficking component. With this funding, grantee Equal Justice Works is implementing the Crime Victims Justice Corps of more than 60 legal fellows to increase capacity and access to civil legal assistance for victims of violence, including victims of human trafficking.

Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking
This program is designed to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of human trafficking under the age of 18.

Preventing Trafficking of Girls
The goal of this program is to prevent/reduce victimization of girls who are vulnerable to sex trafficking.

Project Beacon: Increasing Services for Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Sex Trafficking Program
The purpose of this program is to increase the quantity and quality of services available to American Indian and Alaska Native victims of sex trafficking who reside in urban areas.

Services for Minor Victims of Labor Trafficking
The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for minor victims of labor trafficking.

Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Program
The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for victims of human trafficking. This program responds to specialized service needs that have been identified by the anti-trafficking field.

Date Modified: March 19, 2024
Date Created: May 1, 2020