International Programs To Combat Human Trafficking

The mission of G/TIP is to combat modern slavery by employing a “3 Ps” strategy: preventing trafficking in persons, protecting and assisting trafficking victims, and prosecuting traffickers and others who profit from trafficking in persons. Additionally, as Secretary Clinton has indicated, G/TIP will seek partnerships to effectuate this strategy.

Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of State
Office: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Types of Assistance
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants
Uses and Use Restrictions
The programs will assist countries in all regions of the world to support transformational diplomacy in the areas of international crime and rule of law by strengthening the legal foundation to prosecute the crime of human trafficking and provide victim assistance. The U.S. Government’s anti-trafficking paradigm – prosecution, protection, and prevention, together with rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration – is a comprehensive approach that engages governments and civil society to address human trafficking internationally. See solicitation on See solicitation on
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as amended.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
Foreign NGOs are eligible for awards under this program.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Foreign NGOs are eligible for awards under this program.
See solicitation on OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
See solicitation on Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.
Award Procedure
See solicitation on
Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
> 180 Days. See solicitation on
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. See
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 3 years. Program generally awards funds through the Payment Management System operated by the Department of Health and Human Services. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds may be drawn down as expenses are incurred.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program progress reports are required under the grant agreement. For further information see Financial reports are required under the grant agreement. For further information see Progress reports are required under the grant agreement. For further information see Expenditure reports are required under the grant agreement. For further information see See
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2008: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2009: In FY 2009 G/TIP received over 370 proposals seeking over $147.0 million in funding. It was able to make approximately 55 awards totaling some $21.0 million. Fiscal Year 2010: G/TIP anticipates receiving over 400 proposals for over $150.0 million. We anticipate making some 40 awards totaling some $21.0 million.
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 08 Not Available; FY 09 est $21,000,000; and FY 10 est $21,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$50,000 to $750,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Mark Forstrom, 1800 G. St., N.W., Ste 2201 (SA-22), Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Email: Phone: (202) 312-9893 Fax: (202) 312-9638.
Website Address
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
1. In Eastern Europe G/TIP is funding a project which supports and strengthens the host government’s fight against sex and labor trafficking of children.

2. G/TIP is supporting an NGO which is working Africa through regional initiative to provide direct victim services to trafficking survivors. Services will include the provision of counseling, psychosocial support, and vocational training.

3. G/TIP is supporting an NGO to strengthen the legal response to trafficking in persons in Central Asia by improving the ability of law enforcement and the justice sector to investigate and prosecute TIP cases.
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