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The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) announces an open competition for projects to combat child trafficking in Benin under a forthcoming Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership (hereinafter the CPC Partnership).  The CPC Partnership between the United States and Benin is a jointly developed and implemented five-year plan aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Beninese government, as well as civil society organizations and public international organizations, to address child sex trafficking and forced child labor.  The CPC will strengthen existing efforts by the Government of Benin to meet the needs of child victims and at-risk children and eradicate these crimes.

Eligible applicants include U.S.-based and foreign non-governmental organizations (including faith-based organizations), non-profits, public international organizations (PIOs), for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education.  For-profit organizations are not permitted to generate profits from grant-funded activities.  U.S. government agencies and foreign governments are not eligible to apply.

Proposals must be submitted via SAMS Domestic (https://mygrants.service-now.com/grants ) by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on August 2, 2021, to be eligible for consideration.  To be competitive under this funding opportunity, applicants must be fully responsive to all directions in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Please send any questions regarding this Notice of Funding Opportunity to JTIPGrants@state.gov.

U.S. Department of State

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