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Enhancing Juvenile and Family Court Responses to Human Trafficking

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, IHEs,
Agencies, and Tribes to Assist Youth Crime Victims

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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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Deadline Date:

04/16/21 11:59 PM


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Grants to USA and territories local, tribal, and state government agencies, institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, and nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit youth who have been victimized by crime. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to provide direct services and diversion programs for youth in contact with the juvenile and family court systems who are victims of sex and/or labor trafficking or at risk for human trafficking due to past or current crime victimization, including child abuse and neglect.

Applicants are invited to apply under two purpose areas.

Purpose Area 1: Programs funded under this purpose area will:

  • Implement screening and assessment protocols/processes,
  • Develop or expand intervention models to provide direct services and/or diversion programs,
  • Provide trauma-informed care through a multidisciplinary team,
  • Increase awareness and identification of sex and/or labor trafficking involving youth, and
  • Participate in an annual peer-to-peer learning opportunity.

Purpose Area 2:

  • The successful applicant will implement training and technical assistance that supports the implementation of best practices, enhances collaboration, and improves outcomes for Category 1 program sites.
  • The successful applicant is expected to develop and host an annual meeting for the grantees funded under Category 1 of the solicitation.
  • Applicants should also plan to develop and disseminate best practices regarding sex and/or labor trafficking involving youth, effective court innovations, and lessons learned from this project at the national level.


  • Category 1: Project Sites
  • Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance

For information about program goals, objectives, and deliverables, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194394

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Under Purpose Area 1, the Office for Victims of Crime expects to make four awards; Under Purpose Area 2, the OVC expects to make one award

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Under Purpose Area 1: Up to $450,000
- Under Purpose Area 2: Up to $600,000

Term of Contract:

36-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2021


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. § 7105(b)(2) the following entities are eligible to apply:
- State, city, county, or township governments
- For-profit organizations and small businesses
- Native American tribal governments and organizations
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

To advance Executive Order 13929 on Safe Policing for Safe Communities, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be eligible for fiscal year (FY) 2021 DOJ discretionary grant funding.

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 CFR 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 participants in services.
- Primary Prevention Activities: Per 22 U.S.C. § 7105(b)(2), the purpose of this funding is to support victim service programs: therefore, applicants should not propose primary prevention activities under this program.

For additional information about funding limitations, see

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Office for Victims of Crime will conduct one pre-application webinar on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. eastern time. Participation in the webinar is optional. Office for Victims of Crime staff will review the solicitation requirements and conduct a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.

For more information and to register for the webinar:

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines Extended
- Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Friday, April 16, 2021
- JustGrants Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Friday, April 30, 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.

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

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Contact Information:

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

For technical assistance with, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, or email

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.

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

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Geographic Focus:

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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