Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP)

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1) About

The U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) leads the United States’ global engagement against human trafficking, an umbrella term used to describe the activities involved when someone obtains or holds a person in compelled service. It partners with foreign governments, international organisations, other federal agencies, civil society, the private sector, and survivors of human trafficking to develop and implement effective strategies to confront modern slavery. The TIP Office is responsible for bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, targeted foreign assistance, and public engagement on trafficking in persons. Since 2001, the TIP Office has managed over 960 anti-trafficking projects totaling more than $300 million in foreign assistance.

2) Thematic Interest

  • Anti-trafficking prosecution, protection and prevention
  • Human rights

3) Focus Countries

The Bureau funds projects worldwide (mainly in Near East followed by Africa, Asia and Europe).

4) Application Procedure

Grantees include include international organisations (i.e. UN Agencies) and nongovernmental organisations. Their funding is directed towards multi-year projects, training and technical assistance as well as emergency victim assistance and research & innovation. They favor funding cross-cutting programs as well as programs with a survivor protection component. Their annual funding volume is around $18 million (average of 40 grants). Only app. 15% get funded from all applications. Calls are published on and proposals must usually be submitted via SAMS Domestic and/or As the application procedure requires many administrative steps (i.e. obtain DUNS number), it is recommended to start the process well in advance (especially for non-US organisations).

5) Contact

E: please use the online contact form

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