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FTA Seeks to Put Brakes on Human Trafficking, Offers $4 Million in Funding Opportunities

March 29, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today launched a new Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative.
The initiative includes two Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) totaling $4 million to prevent human trafficking and other crimes that may occur on buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation. Each NOFO offers $2 million in competitive funding and the application submission deadline for both is May 28, 2019.


The goal of the Innovations in Transit Public Safety NOFO is to develop projects that assist transit agencies with identifying and adopting specific measures to address public safety in transit systems, including crime prevention, human trafficking, and operator assault.


The Crime Prevention and Public Safety Awareness NOFO has the goal of developing and disseminating materials supporting public safety awareness campaigns for transit systems, including crime prevention, human trafficking, and operator assault.


The FTA Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative builds upon the USDOT's work with transportation stakeholders across all modes of transportation to prevent human trafficking.

Links:
FTA Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative
FTA Innovations in Transit Public Safety NOFO
FTA Crime Prevention and Public Safety Awareness NOFO
USDOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking
USDOT Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking