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Agencies of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) provide a range of funding to support victim services, training and technical assistance, capacity building, and research throughout the United States and around the world.

Current Federal Funding Opportunities

Grants.gov  is a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities and also provides a learning center to help users apply for grant opportunities.  Additionally, please select the following links below to learn more about available grant opportunities by agency:

Maps of DOJ and HHS Grantees  

Please select the following DOJ and HHS grantee maps to learn more about available victim services in the United States:

Federal Grantmaking Agencies   

Department of Justice

The Department of Justice (DOJ) provides grant funding to develop, expand, and strengthen programs for victims of human trafficking throughout the United States.  Funds support comprehensive and specialized victim services, human trafficking task forces, training and technical assistance, and research.  For more information, please see the following DOJ offices:

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides grant funding to strengthen prevention, assist with victim identification, and provide services to survivors of human trafficking throughout the United States.  Funds support comprehensive victim services, prevention education and identification efforts, training and technical assistance, research, and the national human trafficking hotline.  For more information, please see the following HHS offices:

Department of State

The Department of State (State) awards grants to combat human trafficking around the world.  Funds support comprehensive victim services, training and technical assistance, capacity building, and research.  For more information, please see the following State offices:

Department of Labor

The Department of Labor (DOL) awards funding to combat human trafficking around the world.  Funds support projects to advance workers’ rights and livelihoods through technical assistance, research, and project evaluations. For more information, please see the following DOL office:

USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awards funding via contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants to combat human trafficking around the world. USAID’s approach follows the 4 Ps: prevention of trafficking through awareness-raising and addressing root causes; protection of victims and survivors; prosecution of traffickers by building government law enforcement capacity; and partnership building for a strengthened response.  USAID also funds training, technical assistance, and research.  For more information, please see the USAID website:

Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation  (DOT) holds an annual Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award that aims to incentivize individuals and entities to think creatively in developing innovative solutions to combat human trafficking in the transportation industry, and to share those innovations with the broader community.  DOT also awards funding to support state counter-trafficking efforts through driver’s license standards and programs, and to support transit efforts through public safety.

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