Domestic Trafficking Victim Program

The overarching goal of this program is to improve outcomes for children and youth who are victims of human trafficking by integrating human trafficking policy and programming at the state or tribal level and by enhancing a coordinated, multidisciplinary, and jurisdiction-wide approach to human trafficking.
Successful applicants funded through this solicitation will engage in the following general activities in order to meet program goals and objectives:

? Develop and implement a jurisdiction-wide strategy to combat the identified greatest challenge areas in child and youth trafficking within the state or tribe; this strategy must be finalized and approved or enacted within the first year of the program start date.

This strategy will also include developing a systematic method to screen for victimization across entities; developing protocols and procedures to ensure child and youth victims receive appropriate services; delivering staff training to implement and sustain the strategy jurisdiction-wide; and strengthening data collection across multiple systems of care.

? Develop, enhance, and coordinate programs and activities geared toward improving outcomes for child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking.

States or tribes should establish a program coordinator role to oversee program implementation and ensure coordination of anti-trafficking efforts in the state or tribal jurisdiction.
? Enhance or develop protocols or policies to ensure that child and youth victims of human trafficking are not penalized for crimes committed as a result of being trafficked, including crimes related to prostitution.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Federal funds awarded under this program may not cover more than 75 percent of the total costs of the project.

Applicants must identify the source of the 25-percent non-federal portion of the total project costs and how they will use match funds.

If a successful applicant?s proposed match exceeds the required match amount, and OJP approves the budget, the total match amount incorporated into the approved budget becomes mandatory and subject to audit.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

please contact program office for additional information.

Beneficiary Eligibility

please contact program office from additional information.


The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site ( and/or The 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards: Uniform administrative requirements apply to all OJP grants. The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200. Audit requirements are dependent upon the amount of the award and whether the grantee is a for-profit or non-profit entity.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General (for science offices, would be the Director of the applicable Office), successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (18 U.S.C. 3014(h)(2)).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

> 180 Days. Deadlines are included with the application instructions, which are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site (


> 180 Days. For Formula awards, please see 28 CFR Part 18. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.


The terms for these grant program budget periods range from 24 to 36 months.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants will be awarded for a 24 to 36 month project period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Office of Justice Programs? Financial Guide ( guide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions ( See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Lump sum Quarterly By Letter of Credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Unless otherwise specified in the award's special condition, recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Unless otherwise specified in the award's special condition, recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports in accordance with the Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide guide/DOJ/index.htm.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations (includes revisions published in the Federal Register 06/27/2003 and 06/26/2007) Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice?s Office of the Inspector General, state or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.


In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $4,609,723; FY 17 est $5,000,000; and FY 18 est $5,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at For additional guidance reference the Office of Justice Programs? Financial Guide ( guide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions ( Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Office of Justice Programs 810 Seventh Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 202?353?7223

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (

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