U.S. Department of Justice, BJA announces Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking

Deadline: 11 June 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications to develop or enhance law enforcement’s role in multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces within the United States.

The purpose of this solicitation is to support law enforcement entities in building capacity and operational effectiveness as a core member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary human trafficking task force.


  • Establish and sustain an effective leadership structure and operational protocols that ensure broad membership from essential agencies and include a full-time task coordinator role that serves as a primary point of contact on all task force operations.
  • Employ data-driven decisions based on a shared understanding of the prevalence, scope, and nature of human trafficking within the targeted geographic area and develop a plan for ongoing assessment of task force operations and objectives to include routine data collection, analysis, and data sharing.
  • Conduct victim-centered and trauma-informed investigations of sex and labor trafficking to identify, apprehend, and prosecute perpetrators, identify victims of trafficking, and ensure victims receive comprehensive services. Task forces should ensure adequate personnel with relevant training are assigned to conduct these investigations and prosecutions, which can involve several years of work.
  • Develop and deliver training, public awareness, and community outreach to all relevant stakeholders on sex and labor trafficking to improve the community response to human trafficking.
  • Develop and implement a task force sustainability plan to sustain human trafficking task force operations.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $15,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $900,000
  • Award Floor: $800,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Special district governments

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314814

  • Avatar kuwangula peter says:

    May I know if the U.S Departments of DOJ,OJP AND BJA permit applicants from Uganda East Africa?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Kuwangula peter,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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