DOJ – Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (2021)

Applications due: by March 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for victims of human trafficking.
Applicants are invited to apply under the following three purpose areas:
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

Helpful resources

  • In 2018, NLADA hosted a webinar with the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit on collaborating to combat human trafficking. You can access the webinar here.
  • The Justice in Government Project at American University has curated research briefs on how civil legal aid assists survivors of human trafficking. You can access the brief here.
  • Want help making your case? The Justice Index scores and ranks states on their adoption of best practices for ensuring access to justice. Find how well your state is doing here.

 Grant information

Funding Title: OVC FY 2021 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Agency Name: DOJ – Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2021-59002

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, there isn’t express language for legal aid.

Target Population: Victims of Crime

Expected Number of Awards: 27

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  Awards under this solicitation are required to include a 25 percent cash or in-kind match.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $17,900,000

Award Ceiling: $800,000

Award Floor: $350,000

Current Closing Date for Applications: by March 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Eligible Applicants: City or township governments, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Public housing
authorities/Indian housing authorities, State governments

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link to Grants.gov listing and full solicitation



Categories: Department of Justice, Education Organizations, Government Organizations, Human Trafficking, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Public Housing Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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