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International Programs Overview

The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP) manages the only foreign assistance program dedicated solely to combating human trafficking outside of the United States. The Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report, published annually in June, provides a diagnostic assessment of the efforts of more than 180 governments to combat trafficking, slavery and exploitation, and is strategically linked to our anti-trafficking foreign assistance priorities. Our foreign assistance targets both sex trafficking and labor trafficking through implementation of the "3P" paradigm of Prevention (including demand reduction), Protection of victims, and Prosecution of traffickers. A fourth P, Partnership, is also a critical element in the majority of our programs.

The Office conducts an annual open and competitive grant application and review process. Last year, J/TIP received applications from NGOs requesting more than $107 million in assistance – far more than our funding could support. By the end of the FY 2014 competition for funding, we awarded a total of over $18 million to fund 41 grants.

We remain committed to funding cross-cutting programs—those that address multiple elements of the 3Ps—as well as favoring programs with a survivor protection component. We are focused on investing in the programs that hold the greatest promise for advancing the anti-trafficking movement around the world. Our funding supports the Department and USAID’s Joint Strategic Goal Framework and works toward the specific goals of advancing civilian security throughout the world, building up stable and democratic states through promoting rule of law and protection of human rights, and advancing U.S. interests and values through public diplomacy and programs that connect the United States and Americans to the world.

Funding in Ghana

June 2015, the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) announced a funding opportunity to support a Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, jointly developed between the Government of Ghana and the United States, to combat child trafficking in Ghana. The overarching purpose of this Partnership is to enhance the effectiveness of Ghana’s efforts to combat child trafficking. While TIP Office is no longer accepting applications for funding, you may view the archived Requests for Proposals from NGOs here and International Organizations here.

• NGO Request for Full Proposals»
• International Organizations Request for Full Proposals»

FY 2015 Funding

In January 2015, the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) announced a funding opportunity open to NGOs, et al, working to combat human trafficking outside of the United States. The TIP Office received two page Statements of Interest from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects which addressed the country-specific requirements identified in the solicitation. These requirements were based on the recommendations contained in the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report. While the TIP Office is no longer accepting applications for funding, you may view the archived Request for Statements of Interest hereMore»

• Request for Statements of Interest»

Grants Awarded

Of our recently funded grants, ten projects are global in nature, and the remaining projects target 21 specific countries. Of our recently awarded grants, approximately 47 percent are being implemented by public international organizations; the remaining projects will be implemented by foreign and domestic NGOs.

Detailed descriptions of our FY 2013 projects»
Detailed descriptions of our FY 2014 projects»


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