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Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking

Grants to USA Government and Tribal Agencies
for Programs that Serve Victims of Human Trafficking

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

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06/15/21 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA and territories state and tribal governments for programs that serve victims of human trafficking. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the grant program is to improve the coordination and collaboration of services for child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking.


The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for children and youth who are victims of human trafficking by integrating human trafficking policy and programming at the state or tribal level and enhancing coordinated, multidisciplinary, and statewide approaches to serving trafficked youth.

Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables

The overall goal of the program is to improve responses for child and youth victims of trafficking with a focus on coordination at the statewide or tribal jurisdiction level to create effective change across systems. Recognizing that each jurisdiction is unique, applicants should identify the state or tribe’s greatest barriers to identifying and assisting child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking and/or to investigating and prosecuting these trafficking cases, and propose a program to systematically address those barriers.

Objectives include the following:

  1. Develop and implement a jurisdiction-wide strategy to combat the greatest challenge areas in child and youth sex and labor trafficking within the state or tribe. 
  2. Develop protocols and procedures to ensure child and youth victims receive appropriate services, including developmentally, age-appropriate, and/or linguistically tailored referrals and/or services; and strengthening data collection across multiple systems of care that work with and provide services to youth. 
  3. Develop a unified strategy to provide training to professionals throughout the jurisdiction including, but not limited to, law enforcement officers, first responders, victim service providers, health care professionals, child welfare officials, juvenile justice personnel, prosecutors, judicial personnel, and other relevant organizations. 
  4. Fill gaps in existing services and coordinate responses in existing anti-trafficking and youth-serving efforts, including those related to victim assistance, law enforcement, child welfare, runaway and homeless youth, and juvenile justice, among others. Applicants should determine if there is an existing federally funded trafficking victim service provider within their jurisdiction, and work to ensure that the new application does not duplicate existing services currently funded by OVC, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office on Violence Against Women, or another federal office or agency.
  5. Conduct data collection evaluation activities to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and objectives. 

For information on deliverables, see the following link:

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GrantWatch ID#: 178037

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Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

- Period of Performance Start Date:10/1/21 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply:

- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- State governments

State, for purposes of this program, includes the District of Columbia and territories and possessions of the United States.

Eligible subrecipients are states, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), and nonprofit (defined as an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 and is exempt from taxation under 501 (a) of such title) organizations (including tribal nonprofits).

Grantees awarded funding in fiscal year (FY) 2017–2020 under the Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation are not eligible to apply for funding under this solicitation, unless the new proposal outlines new services, cost items, or a distinct geographic scope not included in the FY 2017–2020 application.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee. Additionally, nonprofit organizations that hold money in offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding paying the tax described in 26 U.S.C. § 511(a) are not eligible subrecipients.

OVC will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program.

The following activities cannot be supported with grant funds:

- Holding Beds: Grantees may not “hold beds” in a housing facility by charging their cost to the grant and keeping them empty until a victim needs the bed, when other victims need access to the beds, as this would be considered an unallowable contingency payment (see C.F.R. 200.433 (c)).
- Stipends/Incentives to Participate in Services: Neither cash nor non-cash stipends or incentives may be paid to victims to encourage their participation in services.
- Primary Prevention Activities: The purpose of this funding is to support multidisciplinary task force operations; therefore, applicants should not propose primary prevention activities under this program.

Pre-proposal Conference:

OVC will conduct one pre-application webinar on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. eastern time. Participation in the webinar is optional. OVC staff will review the solicitation requirements and conduct a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.

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Pre-Application Information:

The SF-424 and the SF-LLL will be submitted in by 11:59 p.m., eastern time (ET) on June 15, 2021. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

The full application will be submitted in JustGrants on June 29, 2021 by 11:59 p.m., eastern time (ET).

To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

What an Applicant Should Do prior to registering in
- Acquire a DUNS Number
- Acquire or renew registration with SAM

Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. § 7105(b)(2), this solicitation requires a 25-percent cash or in-kind match.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an application through JustGrants:

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF- LLL in, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, at customer support webpage, or email at

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at or at 833-872-5175. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center by telephone at 800–851–3420 or TTY at 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only), or by email at

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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