Two Important Human Trafficking Grant Opportunities

This is important if you have an interest in obtaining federal funding for a Human Trafficking Task Force, or for serving victims of trafficking. The two grants listed below are the largest grant programs in the country. This year they have been released earlier than usual! That means the deadline for submissions are earlier – late February!!

The Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking grant is the “task force” grant; it funds a local law enforcement agency and a local victim services provider for a total of $1.5 million for three years. You must have MOUs with the USAO, and either the FBI or HSI. Submission Due: Feb 27th

The Comprehensive Services to Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking funds a service provider up to $750,000 for three years. Submission Due: Feb 21st

Please excuse a little self-promotion: Since 2012 I have been a peer-reviewer on the Enhanced Collaborative Model grant (that means I’m scoring them). One of the most common errors (and, consequently, loss of points) is due to the writer’s lack of understanding of many general issues within human trafficking, particularly on the issue of statistics. If you, or your grant writer, needs to enhance your knowledge of trafficking, I recommend you read my book, The Essential Abolitionist: What you need to know about human trafficking & modern slavery. The Kindle version is 50% off during January. It will help you write a much better submission.

So if you want to get federal funding (or continue your funding if you are already a part of either of these programs), get to work! Time is very short this year!

Best wishes for successful submissions!


1 thought on “Two Important Human Trafficking Grant Opportunities

  1. Barry Goodson

    John, Thanks for sharing your thoughts and information. As you mention, so many well-intended programs serve to defeat local human trafficking efforts only to create an opening for someone else with ill intent to rise up to fill the gap. Additionally, most causes focus only on those sources that impact local issues in contrast to global impact, which must be our true and final goal. I live in the Caribbean where I know that victims pass through 24 hours a day. I long to be able to provide education and services throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and South America to the degree that we can create Human Trafficking Task Forces that are united against the flow of victims through our area. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts.

    Kindest regards,

    Barry Goodson
    Executive Director of Caribbean Crimes
    Human Trafficking Investigations & Training Institute
    St. Thomas, VI


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