FY 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity and Request for Statements of Interest

Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
October 16, 2017

The TIP Office will allocate funding through an open, two-stage competitive process. In the first stage of competition, U.S.-based and foreign non-profits, nongovernmental organizations, public international organizations, institutes of higher education, and for-profit entities are invited to submit three-page statements of interest (SOI) for projects designed to address the programming objectives highlighted in the funding opportunity. Upon completion of a technical and programmatic review, the TIP Office will select a limited number of SOIs for further consideration. In this second stage of competition, applicants will be invited to submit full proposals that build on the concepts described in their three-page SOIs.

TIP Office foreign assistance awards for bilateral and regional projects typically range between $500,000 and $1,000,000, with a handful falling outside that range. Project duration normally falls between 24 and 48 months. The TIP Office encourages applicants to submit strong proposals for larger, longer-term projects that align with U.S. government priorities, address human trafficking challenges on a significant scale, and offer the potential to have a systemic and sustainable impact. Please be advised, all awards are contingent upon the availability of FY 2018 appropriated funds.

To be eligible for consideration, proposals must be submitted via GrantSolutions.gov by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on November 13, 2017.

If an organization has difficulty submitting a proposal near the deadline, the only way that a late application will be accepted is if the applicant opens a ticket with the help desk to resolve the problem prior to the deadline. A ticket with the help desk can be opened by emailing help@grantsolutions.gov. To be competitive under this funding opportunity, applicants must be fully responsive to all directions in the funding opportunity. For more specific guidance on submitting an application, please view the TIP Office Application 101 video. 

The TIP Office’s Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Grants Process Tutorial: Stage One - Request for Statements of Interest

The TIP Office created a step-by-step video tutorial to help guide applicants that choose to submit statements of interest during the first stage of the TIP Office’s Fiscal Year 2018 annual grants process. Please note that this video is intended to be a helpful resource and not to take the place of the explicit instructions contained in the FY 2018 Solicitation for Statements of Interest. More»