Human Trafficking - Victim Treatment and Support Services Funding

The 65th Legislative Assembly approved an appropriation to provide one-time funding for treatment and support services for victims of human trafficking. Funds will be awarded through a competitive process to organizations that demonstrate involvement in providing prevention and treatment services related to human trafficking victims, in coordination with state and local governments.    

  • The application submission period has ended. We are not accepting applications. 

Eligible Program Participants

Grant funds can be disbursed only to a political subdivision.

  • For purposes of the grant, a political subdivision is defined as a county, township, park district, school district, city, and any other unit of local government which is created either by statute or by the Constitution of North Dakota for local government or other public purposes.
  • Grant funds cannot be awarded directly to non-government victim/witness assistance programs and domestic violence programs, but a grantee may contract for services from such an organization. 

Eligible Uses 

Human trafficking funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for one or more of the following purpose areas:

  • Development and implementation of direct care
  • Emergency, long term crisis services
  • Residential care
  • Training for law enforcement and victim service providers
  • Programs promoting positive outcomes for victims
  • Support of Advocacy Services

Prohibited Uses

Grant funds cannot be used to supplant state and local funds.  In addition, grant funds cannot be used for:

  • Lobbying, research or research projects, fundraising, or construction or remodel projects
  • Providing direct services or training out of state (excluding referrals).

Length of Award

The grant award commences September 1, 2017 and continues through June 30, 2019.  Funding cannot be guaranteed.  Applicants should secure local funding so that projects may be continued after the grant ends.

Eligible Services

Applicants may apply for funding from one of the two following tracks to provide services in the geographic area identified by the applicant:

  • Comprehensive Services (Track 1)
    • A comprehensive service model shows how the agency will provide or facilitate all the potential services a human trafficking victim may require.
  • Specialized Services  (Track 2)
    • A specialized service model shows how the agency is diverse and distinct in a specialized area relating to the needs of human trafficking victims.

Grant Application

The application submission period has ended. We are not accepting any applications at this time. 

Application/Award Timeline

  • June 2017:  Notice of funding availability is made.
  • July 2017:  Application deadline.
  • August 2017: North Dakota Human Trafficking Commission meets to award funds.
  • September 2017: Award and denial letters are distributed to applicants.
  • June 2019: Funding award ends.

Grant Awards

Minutes of the Human Trafficking Grants Committee meetings can be found on the Meetings page.