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Direct Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.320
Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
May 18, 2020

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The Direct Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Program offers grants to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for victims of human trafficking.

Purpose areas for funding include:

  • Purpose Area 1: Developing Capacity to Serve Human Trafficking Victims
  • Purpose Area 2: Enhancing Scope of Services for Human Trafficking Victims
  • Purpose Area 3: Specialized Services for Human Trafficking Victims

Priority will be given to:

  • Applications from federally-recognized Tribes
  • Applications that address specific challenges that rural communities face
  • Applications that demonstrate that the individuals who are intended to benefit from the requested grant reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties
  • Applications that offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones)

Eligible applicants include:

  • States and territories
  • Units of local government
  • Tribes
  • Nonprofit, nongovernmental victims' service organizations with the capacity to serve human trafficking victims
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 30
Estimated total program funding: $16,500,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

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Abuse and violence · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Self-sufficiency · Substance abuse · U.S.-Mexico Border Region

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