The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) announces a full and open competition each year for programs and projects to combat human trafficking outside of the United States. The first stage of 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 notice on SAMS Domestic, Grants.gov, relevant Embassy websites, and the TIP Office website. In the second stage of the process, the TIP Office invites select applicants to submit full proposals that expand upon the concepts described in their initial SOIs.
Organizations eligible to apply include U.S.-based and foreign non-profits, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), for-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and public international organizations (PIOs). For-profit organizations are not permitted to generate profits from U.S. foreign assistance grant-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 sex trafficking and/or labor trafficking involving men, women, transgender individuals, and children. The TIP Office encourages applicants to submit innovative proposals that align with U.S. government priorities—especially those articulated in the country narratives of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report. Applicants should also 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 systemic effect. Previously, TIP Office awards typically ranged up to $1,000,000 for two to three years in duration. However, the TIP Office welcomes strong proposals for larger, longer-term projects that align with U.S. government priorities.
We thank all organizations working to combat human trafficking for their continued efforts, and we encourage organizations to consider applying for a grant from our office. Please email JTIPGrants@state.gov if you have any further questions about the annual grants process.