Human Trafficking Commission Grants

Find information and how to apply for grants combating human trafficking.

The North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission (HTC) was designated under SB 105 in the 2021-2023 biennium budget to award and administer funds to organizations within the state that serve victims and survivors of human trafficking. The HTC activated an Appropriation Committee for the purposes of overseeing the grant program development and process. View the original text from pages 356-363 of the State Budget.

HTC Appropriation Committee
The Appropriation Committee held their initial meeting on Monday, January 24, and on February 7. Minutes and slides presented at the meetings can be found under the Commission's meetings and minutes.

Committee meetings are open to the public virtually and public notice will be posted on the HTC website prior, as well as on the N.C. Secretary of State public meetings calendar.

Section 16.22 Facility Improvements Grant is now open and applications from eligible organizations are being accepted. No other grants are yet open, nor accepting applications at this time.

Section 16.20 (A): Grants for Nonprofit Organizations Providing Services to Victims of Human Trafficking

The sum of $3,260,000 in nonrecurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year shall be used to award and administer grants to organizations that provide direct services to victims of human trafficking. The Commission shall develop the grant program and, in consultation with the North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement, establish program guidelines.

  • Only the 23 nonprofit organizations named are eligible to participate in the grant program through an application process.
  • Agencies must submit a proposal to include seven items and any additional items that the HTC deems appropriate.
  • There are reporting requirements for the agencies and the HTC. 
    • Agencies to comply with all reporting requirements in G.S. 143C-6-23.
    • HTC expects there will be additional reporting requirements.
  • Funds issued in 2021-2022 in one (1) lump sum.
  • Funds issued in 2022-2023 are quarterly.

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Grants are not yet open. The Appropriations Committee is developing RFPs and is NOT currently accepting grant applications.

  • A Fresh Start CLT Inc
  • SAFE Place Inc.
  • AbolitionNC
  • Beloved Haven, Inc.
  • Christian Recovery Centers, Inc. (Brunswick Christian Recovery Center)
  • Changing Destinies Ministry
  • CrossRoads: Sexual Assault Response & Resource Center, Inc.
  • Wayne Pregnancy Care Center, Inc. (Cry Freedom Missions)
  • Five 14 Revolution, Inc.
  • Haven House, Inc.
  • Help, Incorporated: Center Against Violence
  • Ministry Seven (Hendersonville Rescue Mission)
  • Hyde County Hotline, Inc.
  • JusticeMatters, Inc.
  • LILY PAD HAVEN, INC.
  • On Eagles Wings
  • THE OUTER BANKS HOTLINE, INCORPORATED
  • Randolph County Family Crisis Center, Inc.
  • Resources, Education, Assistance, Counseling and Housing of Macon County, Inc. (REACH of Macon and Jackson)
  • The Salvation Army (Salvation Army Project Fight)
  • Onslow County Partnership for Children, Inc. (The One Place Child Advocacy Center)
  • Triad Ladder of Hope
  • World Relief Corporation of National Association of Evangelicals (World Relief Triad)

Each grantee shall submit to the Commission a detailed proposal of its human trafficking service program which shall, at a minimum, include all of the following:

  1. A description of the geographic area the organization serves and the needs of victims of human trafficking in that area.
  2. A plan to address the needs of victims, including the goals and objectives of each proposed initiative.
  3. The time line for implementing each proposed initiative to achieve the desired objective and the names of any partners with whom the organization will be working and the role of those partners in the proposed initiative.
  4. A list of the specific services each proposed initiative will deliver, which may include case management, client safety, client well-being, and other services, including health, transportation, housing, education, and employment assistance.
  5. The anticipated planning and administrative costs for each proposed initiative, sorted by type, including staffing, fixed costs, contracts, and information technology.
  6. A description of the organization's capacity to implement its plan to address the needs of victims, including the organization's staffing level, systems, partnerships, existing funding, and existing programs.
  7. A description of the applicant's plans and capability to continue each proposed initiative beyond June 30, 2023, if the applicant plans to do so.
  8. Any additional information deemed appropriate by the Commission.
  • Organizations named in 16.20A(a) can begin working to complete items 1-7 listed in 16.20A(b) above. Please keep in mind that there will be additional requirements as per item 8 and HTC will notify you of those as soon as these are determined.
  • A full description / definition of “direct services” will be made available as soon as possible.
  • To be eligible under 16.20A, agencies submitting proposals must be providing direct HT victim services at the time of the proposal, not as a plan to do so in the future.
  • Contracts will be through June 30, 2023.
  • Organizations may get set up in the state financial system now by sending the State W-9 form to nancy.e.hagan@nccourts.org.
  • Direct Deposit: If the grantee chooses to have their funds direct deposited, the direct deposit / bank form attached must be sent directly to OSC at OSC.Support.Services@osc.nc.gov.
  • No overdue tax debt certification (agencies must use their letterhead).
  • Conflict of Interest Form (agencies must use their letterhead).
  • Verify your agency is not listed on the OSBM Suspension of Funding List report.

Section 16.20 (B): Grants to Develop, Strengthen, or Expand Human Trafficking Victim Service Programs

The sum of $1,140,000 in nonrecurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year shall be used to develop, strengthen, or expand human trafficking victim service programs. These funds shall be allocated each fiscal year of the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium as follows.

  • Pass through grants to two (2) named agencies upon completion of proposal process.
    • Agencies must submit a proposal to include seven items and any additional items that the HTC deems appropriate.
    • Agencies named:
      • Compassion to Act, Inc: $250,000
      • North Carolina Institute Against Human trafficking: $320,000
  • There are reporting requirements for the two agencies and the HTC.
  • Funds issued in 2021-2022 in one (1) lump sum.
  • Funds issued in 2022-2023 are quarterly.

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Grants are not yet open. The Appropriations Committee is developing RFPs and is NOT currently accepting grant applications.

Each grantee shall submit to the Commission a detailed proposal of its human trafficking service program which shall, at a minimum, include all of the following:

  1. A description of the geographic area the organization serves and the needs of victims of human trafficking in that area.
  2. A plan to address the needs of victims, including the goals and objectives of each proposed initiative.
  3. The time line for implementing each proposed initiative to achieve the desired objective and the names of any partners with whom the organization will be working and the role of those partners in the proposed initiative.
  4. A list of the specific services each proposed initiative will deliver, which may include case management, client safety, client well-being, and other services, including health, transportation, housing, education, and employment assistance.
  5. The anticipated planning and administrative costs for each proposed initiative, sorted by type, including staffing, fixed costs, contracts, and information technology.
  6. A description of the organization's capacity to implement its plan to address the needs of victims, including the organization's staffing level, systems, partnerships, existing funding, and existing programs.
  7. A description of the applicant's plans and capability to continue each proposed initiative beyond June 30, 2023, if the applicant plans to do so.
  8. Any additional information deemed appropriate by the Commission.

Section 16.21: Competitive Grants for Nonprofit Organizations Providing Services to Victims of Human Trafficking

The sum of $4,400,000 in nonrecurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year shall be used to develop and implement a grant program to provide funds to eligible organizations for economic assistance and to enhance services to victims of human trafficking.

  • Grants will be awarded through a competitive process.
  • Criteria for eligibility includes demonstration of economic loss resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Award cannot exceed the value of the economic loss.
  • There are reporting requirements for the agencies and the HTC. 
    • Agencies to comply with all reporting requirements in G.S. 143C-6-23.
    • HTC expects there will be additional reporting requirements.
  • A second round of grants can be issued, if needed, with different stipulations. HTC can set a maximum award amount for second round.
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Agencies are not eligible to apply in this section.

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Grants are not yet open. The Appropriations Committee is developing RFPs and is NOT currently accepting grant applications.

  • Be a nonprofit corporation.
  • Provide direct services to victims of human trafficking, which may include case management, client safety, client well-being, and other services, including health, transportation, housing, education, and employment assistance.
  • Demonstrate an economic loss resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Be ineligible for a grant under the provisions of G.S. 50B-9 and G.S. 143B-394.21.

Section 16.22: Facility Improvement Grants for Organizations that Provide Services to Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

The sum of $4,800,000 in nonrecurring funds shall be used to establish a grant program to provide funds to qualifying domestic violence and sexual assault agencies for the purpose of making one-time facility upgrades or undertaking construction projects.

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Section 16.22 Facility Improvements Grant is now open and applications from eligible organizations are being accepted. No other grants are yet open, nor accepting applications at this time.

Only organizations that qualify for existing domestic violence or sexual assault grant programs pursuant to G.S. 50B-9 and G.S. 143B-394.21, respectively, are eligible through North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement to apply.

Section 16.22 Facility Improvements Grant is now open.

Please see the Request for Proposals (RFP) to apply for a facility improvement grant. These grant funds were made available to the Human Trafficking Commission as part of the Appropriations Act and you can read more about this act here. If you would like to apply after reviewing the RFP, then please open the linked zip file. This zip file has the forms and attachments required for your application packet. Completed application packets should be emailed to the address listed in the RFP and all applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2022.

Section 16.23: Economic Assistance Funds for Organizations that Provide Services to Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

The sum of $15,000,000 in nonrecurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year shall be used to reduce the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on organizations that provide domestic violence and sexual assault services across the State. The Commission shall allocate the funds as follows:

  1. $7,500,000 to domestic violence organizations across the State eligible to receive grants pursuant to G.S. 50B-9(b). Eligible grant recipients shall receive an equal amount as provided in G.S. 50B-9(b).
  2. $7,500,000 to sexual assault programs and organizations across the State eligible to receive grants pursuant to G.S. 143B-394.21. Eligible grant recipients shall receive an amount based on the formula provided in G.S. 143B-394.21.
  3. Funds issued to June 30, 2023.

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Grants are not yet open. The Appropriations Committee is developing RFPs and is NOT currently accepting grant applications.