The TIP Office announces an open competition each year for projects to combat human trafficking outside of the United States. The first stage of the competition begins with the TIP Office posting a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) requesting applicants to submit Statements of Interest (SOIs) that summarize priorities for projects addressing the country- and region-specific requirements. The TIP Office posts this funding opportunity mid-year on SAMS Domestic and Grants.gov. In the second stage of the competition, the TIP Office invites selected applicants to submit full proposals to expand upon the concepts described in their SOIs.
Organizations eligible to apply for this funding opportunity include U.S.-based and foreign non-profits, public international organizations, institutions of higher learning, and for-profit organizations. For-profit organizations are not permitted to generate profits from U.S. foreign assistance funded activities. U.S. government agencies are also eligible to apply. Foreign governments are not eligible to apply.
TIP Office projects address one or more of the “3Ps” of human trafficking (prosecution, protection, and prevention) and are designed to combat both labor and sex trafficking involving men, women, transgender individuals, and children. Within these parameters, the TIP Office is increasing its focus in environments affected by conflict, crisis, and natural disasters. The TIP Office encourages applicants to submit innovative proposals that align with U.S. government priorities (including as articulated in the annual Trafficking in Persons Report), address human trafficking challenges on a significant scale, incorporate survivor input, demonstrate a strong monitoring and evaluation plan, and offer the potential to have a systematic effect, among other factors.
In addition to the annual awards competition, the TIP Office has several other funding opportunities available for special programs and projects, such as Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnerships, the Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS), and research opportunities.
We thank all organizations working to combat human trafficking for their continued efforts and encourage organizations to consider applying for an award from our office. Please email JTIPGrants@state.gov if you have any further questions regarding any of the programs described here.