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Notice of Intent:  Program to End Modern Slavery FY 2022

Subject to the availability of funds, the U.S. State Department’ s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) intends to award, through a competitive process, one or more cooperative agreements to organizations to implement a project within one of five priority areas.  The project will support the objectives and activities of the Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS).


The goal of PEMS is to measurably and substantially reduce the prevalence of human trafficking in targeted populations in partner countries and jurisdictions through innovative interventions driven by research, monitoring, evaluation, learning, and the expansion of partnerships.  PEMS-funded efforts conduct scientifically rigorous research to establish evidence on the effects of anti-trafficking programs on the reduction of the prevalence of human trafficking through the advancement of sound prevalence measurement methodologies, strong monitoring and evaluation practices, evidence-based programming, and the application of victim-centered and trauma-informed approaches.  The U.S. Congress has appropriated $25 million annually since Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for PEMS, totaling $150 million to date.

The TIP Office is interested in funding research and implementation projects focused on five priority areas as they relate to human trafficking:

  • Supply Chains
  • Climate Change and Displacement
  • Public Health
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Sex Trafficking

PEMS encourages the use of partnerships with governments, academia, civil society, the private sector, other funders, and international organizations to advance the goals of the program and improve collaboration on the reduction of the prevalence of human trafficking.  The TIP Office anticipates that a Statement of Interest (SOI) will be released within the next couple of months on SAMS-Domestic and followed by a Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

This is a Notice of Intent. An announcement is not related to this notice. The TIP Office is not accepting applications at this time.  Please see the full Notice of Intent that is available on  for additional information about this opportunity.

U.S. Department of State

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