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Grants to USA Agencies, Tribes, Nonprofits, and IHEs to Provide Services to Minor Victims of Trafficking

Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
CFDA Number: 16.320
Funding or PIN Number: O-OVC-2023-171716
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/06/23 11:59 PM ET - deadline; 06/13/23 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline. Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories agencies, Tribes, nonprofit organizations, and IHEs to provide services to minor victims of trafficking. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Funding is intended to provide services that address the needs of minor victims of sex and labor trafficking through a continuum of trauma-informed, culturally relevant, and gender responsive services to ensure their safety, security, and healing and to prevent them from being directed to or involved in the justice system.

The purpose of this program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist minor victims of human trafficking. It will provide funding for services to victims of severe forms of human trafficking, as defined in 22 U.S.C. § 7102(11):

  • Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age.
  • The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

Sex trafficking and labor trafficking occur in many different settings within communities, and minor victims of these crimes have specific needs that must be addressed to ensure that they receive services tailored to their safety, security, and healing. Minor victims of human trafficking are often involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and may be subject to polyvictimization, including various victimizations prior to, and during, the time they were trafficked. Similarly, adverse childhood experiences, including child maltreatment, can contribute to minors’ vulnerability to traffickers. A trauma-informed, culturally relevant, gender responsive approach to services will help ensure that minor victims of human trafficking have the opportunity to make informed decisions about the support they need and enable them to work toward identifying and achieving their personal goals.

Organizations funded under this program will also be expected to implement developmentally appropriate and evidence-based practices widely accepted in other child- and youth-serving systems.

Eligibility for services under this grant are limited to victims who were trafficked and began receiving services while under age 18; however, receipt of services can extend beyond the age of 18, as needed.

Reintegration with and support for healthy family members or caregivers is a critical component of the minor’s long-term success. Services may also extend to the victim’s children, supportive nonoffending parents, caregivers, sponsors, and guardians, if these services are identified as impacting the minor’s safety, security, and healing. Efforts to refer family members to other free and low-cost services prior to the use of OVC funds must be documented.

Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables:


  • 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
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • 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, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, State governments

For the 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.

An applicant entity may submit more than one application, if each application proposes a different project in response to the solicitation. Also, an entity may be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application.

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).

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 to apply.

Unallowable Costs:

Pre-Proposal Conference
OVC will conduct pre-application webinars during which OVC staff will review all planned FY 2023 anti-trafficking solicitations, provide high-level information about solicitation requirements, and conduct a question-and-answer session with interested potential applicants. Participation is optional. Preregistration is required for all participants.

Webinar dates:
- February 9, 2023
- March 29, 2023
- April 20, 2023

Pre-Application Information
The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 6, 2023.

The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by 8:59 p.m. eastern time on June 13, 2023.

To use the webinar time most efficiently, OVC encourages participants to review the solicitation and submit any questions they may have in advance and no later than 2 days prior to the webinar.

Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration and renewal can take up to 10 business days to complete.

Applications must be submitted to DOJ electronically through a two-step process via and JustGrants.
- 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 Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the deadline. If an applicant fails to submit in, they will be unable to apply in JustGrants.
- Step 2: The applicant must submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

This solicitation requires a 25 percent cash or in-kind match.

View recorded webinars:
- February 9 webinar:
- March 29 webinar:
- Webinar recording:

OJP Grant Application Resource Guide:

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For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the link above.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $950,000

Term of Contract
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/23
Period of Performance Duration: 36 months

Contact Information
Submit pre-webinar questions to

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center at 800-851-3420, 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only), or

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

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in JustGrants, contact the JustGrants Service Desk at 833-872-5175 or

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