Department of State: 2020 TIP Office Annual Program Statement to Address the Impacts of COVID-19

The 2020 TIP Office Annual Program Statement to Address the Impacts of COVID-19 seeks to combat the rapidly changing impacts of COVID-19 on the prevention, protection, and prosecution efforts to combat human trafficking. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, traffickers continue to operate to ensure victims are not free to choose where they live, how they work, or who has access to their bodies. Economic uncertainty, movement restrictions, lockdowns, and disruptions to state services have made the most vulnerable more vulnerable. Traffickers are capitalizing on the chaos of the pandemic, finding ways to increase their exploitation. As government and philanthropic efforts and resources are stretched to respond to the pandemic, financial support for anti-trafficking efforts is limited. Applicants are encouraged to propose activities that will help organizations and partner governments continue to combat trafficking in persons despite these challenges.

Amount: $3,500,000 is available to make up to seven awards of at least $100,000 each. There is no target number of awards; grants will fund one or many proposals up to the $3,500,000 allotted for the initiative.

Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Deadline: This Annual Program Statement is a one-stage process that will remain open for approximately one year. Applications submitted will be reviewed quarterly for potential funding. Quarterly deadlines are: September 30, 2020; December 30, 2020; March 30, 2021; and June 30, 2021.

Resource Information
Funder Department of State
Eligibility Nonprofit Organization
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Sector COVID-19 Emergency Response, Social Services
Grant Amount $0-$3,500,000
Deadline Rolling Date