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Preventing Trafficking of Girls Grant Program

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: 16.035
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
May 26, 2020

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This program provides grants to support prevention and early intervention services, including mentoring and other direct support services, for girls who are at risk of or are victims of sex trafficking.

Risk factors that make girls vulnerable to sex trafficking include a history of:

  • Childhood sexual and physical abuse
  • Witnessing domestic violence
  • Involvement in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems
  • Poverty
  • Running away or being homeless
  • Lack of strong support networks
  • School failure
  • Substance dependency

Category 1 grants are for project sites, and Category 2 grants are for providing training and technical assistance.

Priority areas include applications that:

  • Address specific challenges that rural communities face
  • Demonstrate that the individuals who are intended to benefit from the requested grant reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties
  • Offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones)

Eligibility for Category 1 project sites:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Tribal organizations
  • Institutions of higher education

Eligibility for Category 2 training and technical assistance:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Tribal organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • Institutions of higher education
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Category 1 project sites:

  • Award ceiling: $400,000
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 3
  • Estimated total program funding: $1,200,000

Category 2 training and technical assistance:

  • Award ceiling: $600,000
  • Project period: 15 months
  • Estimated number of awards: 1
Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicant webinar
(Registration required)
April 28, 2020
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Behavioral health · Children and youth · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Mental health · Poverty · Substance abuse

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