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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribal
Organizations to Reduce and Prevent Human Trafficking

Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat 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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06/09/22 8:59 PM ET - deadline; 6/16/22 11:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribal organizations to develop strategies to reduce and prevent human trafficking. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to develop a multidisciplinary approach involving law enforcement, social service providers, prosecution personnel, and a range of other governmental and non-governmental partners that work together to provide a diverse set of appropriate services for trafficking victims.

This program expects a co-leadership model approach, with shared decision making by both the lead law enforcement and the lead victim service provider applicants.

  • Purpose Area 1: Development of Human Trafficking Task Forces: Task forces that have newly formed (formally operational less than 3 years) or have never received funding under the OJP Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force Program are eligible to apply.

Purpose Area 1 funding will help new task forces with critical first steps related to starting up a multidisciplinary task force and establishing a strong foundation of task force co-leadership structure, clear roles and responsibilities, and internal processes and protocols. Successful applicants will dedicate the first 12–18 months of funding to formalize task force structure, develop operational procedures, access professional development and training opportunities, deliver training to key stakeholders, and conduct a community assessment to identify potential areas of the community where sex and labor trafficking may be occurring.

  • Purpose Area 2 – Expansion of Established ECM Human Trafficking Task Forces: Purpose Area 2 funding will help established ECM task forces that have been formally operational for a minimum of 3 years, can demonstrate clear task force co-leadership roles and structure, and have a history of successful identification of sex and labor trafficking victims and prosecution of traffickers. This funding will support expanded task force partnerships, refinement and implementation of existing and new protocols, meaningful survivor engagement, and efforts to implement a range of proactive approaches that are victim centered and trauma and survivor informed.


  1. Develop, sustain, and strengthen co-leadership structure and coordination of ECM task force partnerships and activities using the Multidisciplinary Collaborative Model for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces: Development and Operations Roadmap as a guide.
  2. Developing a multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking task force is a process that requires significant time, attention, and intention. The Roadmap provides new and experienced ECM task forces with guidance across core elements of task force function and development.
  3. Develop, implement, and revise a set of protocols to guide overall task force operations, which include both service delivery and investigative and prosecutorial activities. 
  4. Identify and serve victims of all types of human trafficking. Implement victim-centered, trauma-informed, and collaborative approaches by developing and consistently implementing task force protocols and training.
  5. Involve all task force partners in actively planning and executing a range of proactive approaches that include victim-centered and trauma-informed investigations and prosecutions.
  6. Investigate, refer, and prosecute both sex and labor trafficking cases at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels. Applicants may view the Prosecution Case Review tool developed for multidisciplinary task forces.
  7. Assist victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking in achieving increased safety, independence, self-sufficiency, and well-being by providing appropriate services.
  8. Collect data and conduct ongoing assessment activities to determine if the program is meeting its stated goals and objectives.

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153438

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Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 30

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $750,000
- Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/22 12:00 AM
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
City or township governments, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, State governments, Other

For purposes of this solicitation, “state” means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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. Nominal cash or non-cash stipends (e.g., taxi or ride share vouchers, public transportation tickets/tokens; money to pay for child care or gift cards for meals that are necessary when participants receive services) are allowable.
- Primary Prevention Activities: Victim service provider budgets may not include funds for primary prevention activities, due to statutory limitations.
- Purchase/Lease Vehicles: Grantees may not purchase or lease vehicles, but vehicle rentals may be allowed with sufficient justification.

Pre-proposal Conference:

OVC will conduct one pre-application webinar on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 1:00–2:00 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 must be submitted in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 9, 2022.

The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by 8:59 p.m. eastern time on June 16, 2022.

Applications will be submitted to DOJ in two steps:
Step 1: The applicant must submit by the deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF)-424 and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form when they register in at To register in, the applicant will need to ensure that its System for Award Management (SAM) registration is current.

Step 2: The applicant must then submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants at To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline. OJP encourages applicants to review the “How to Apply” section in the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide and the JustGrants website for more information, resources, and training.

This solicitation requires a 25-percent cash or in-kind match. See OJP Grant Application Resource Guide for additional information on this match requirement.

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

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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 The Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

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 at 800–851–3420, via TTY at 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only), email to, fax to 301–240–5830, or web chat at

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