With this solicitation, NIJ continues to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research projects that — first and foremost — have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for research projects addressing the following priority areas:
- Demand reduction research.
- Human trafficking research, evaluation and development.
- Sex trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Native girls and women research.
Number of Awards: 3
Total Amount Awarded: $2,623,924
Labor trafficking in construction and hospitality: Analyzing victim recruitment, exploitation, and service needs to identify strategies for prevention and intervention
A separate project management plan is not required. However, the discussion of capabilities and competencies in the main body of the proposal narrative should outline the management plan and organization that connects the goals and objectives of the project.
On pages 2 and 11, the “Dollar Amount for Award,” “Demand Reduction Research” has been changed from $600,000 to $500,000 to align with the anticipated funding amount for Priority Area 1 in the Additional Information section.
On page 11, the bold text below has been added under “Additional Information:” The recent median NIJ grant award amount is approximately $600,000. Applicants are encouraged to propose budgets that match the research activities proposed, which may be more or less than the anticipated maximum dollar amount of awards. Total Federal Awards: Priority Area 2: Human Trafficking Research, Evaluation and Development NIJ anticipates that it will make 1 to 3 awards.
The deadlines for this solicitation have been extended.
NIJ has extended the Applications JustGrants deadline to April 8, 2021, 11:59 pm ET.