DOJ – Preventing Trafficking of Girls (2021)

Applications due: by March 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

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

The objectives of this program include the following:

Replicate and scale-up prevention and early intervention programs for girls who are at risk of, or are victims of, sex trafficking that have undergone rigorous evaluation and/or have a track record of success. Program models should include a plan to develop services and interventions for high-risk girls, including those with a history of trauma caused by physical and sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, and domestic minor sex trafficking.

Implement or enhance efforts to identify and provide services to girls who are at risk of, or are victims of, sexual exploitation or sex trafficking. This may include street outreach efforts, partnerships with organizations that serve the youth community, and/or collaboration with key stakeholders in the community.

Participate in an annual peer-to-peer learning (cluster meeting) opportunity hosted by the OVC-funded training and technical assistance provider. 

Helpful resources

  • NLADA recently presented at the MIE Fundraising Conference on how civil legal aid serves victims of crime. Access the PowerPoint here.
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 Grant information

Funding Title: OVC FY 2021 Preventing Trafficking of Girls

Agency Name: DOJ – Office for Victims of Crime

Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVC-2021-59003

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

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

Target Population: Human Trafficking

Expected Number of Awards: 3

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,500,000

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $0

Current Closing Date for Applications: by March 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized),
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification),
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), State governments, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, County governments, City or township governments

For more information

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



Categories: Department of Justice, Education Organizations, Human Trafficking, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Small Businesses, Subgrant Possibilities

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