Human Trafficking Grants

The 67th Legislative Assembly approved an appropriation to the Office of Attorney General to fund grant awards to organizations involved in providing prevention and treatment services related to human trafficking victims. Funds are awarded through a competitive application process.     

  • The application deadline has passed. We are not accepting any applications at this time.  

Eligible Program Participants

Grant funds are disbursed through a political subdivision partnering with the organization involved in providing prevention and treatment services to human trafficking victims.

  • 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 organizations, but a grantee may contract for services from such an organization. 
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the participating/cooperating agencies must be provided with the application.

Eligible Uses 

Human trafficking grant funds may be used for the development and implementation of:

  • direct care emergency or long-term crisis services,
  • residential care,
  • training for law enforcement,
  • support of advocacy services, and
  • programs promoting positive outcomes for victims.

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 out of state direct services or training (excluding referrals).

Length of Award

The grant award commences July 1, 2021, and continues through June 30, 2023.  Continued funding cannot be guaranteed.  Applicants should secure local funding so that projects may be continued after the grant ends.

Grant Application

  • The 2021 Grant Application deadline has passed. We are not accepting applications at this time. 

This is a reimbursement-based grant. Submitted expenses must be supported by complete and detailed documentation, such as invoices, time-sheets, payroll records,training agendas, travel itineraries, etc. Quarterly financial reporting and semi-annual progress reports are required. Reimbursement may be withheld if reporting is not complete. The grant manager may conduct a site visit or desk review during the award period.

Application/Award Timeline

  • July 2021:  Notice of funding availability is made.
  • August 2021:  Application deadline.
  • September 2021: Drug & Violent Crime Policy Board meets to review applications and make funding recommendations to the Attorney General.
    • Award and denial letters are distributed to applicants. Awards are retroactive to July 1, 2021. 
  • June 2023: Funding award ends.

Grant Awards

Technical Assistance

If you require any assistance regarding the grant application process, please call 701-328-2210 and ask for the grants management section.