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$300,000 in community grants to go to survivors of human trafficking

Posted at 5:27 AM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 00:24:33-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona Attorney General's Office is providing $300,000 in new community grant opportunities to organizations that offer support services and shelter to human trafficking survivors. Applications for the grant are now open until March 7th.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Monday the AG's Office worked with Representative Shawnna Bolick to secure funding for the grants.

"Our office has prosecuted more than 250 cases connected to sex trafficking, child exploitation, or illegal operations related to the trafficking arena since I've taken office," said Attorney General Brnovich. "We're going to continue to do everything we can to hold perpetrators accountable and serve victims. I'm proud our office can help provide additional resources to victims of these terrible crimes. Thank you Representative Bolick for being such a willing partner at the legislature to combat human trafficking."

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The AGO says in a news release, it is looking for organizations that will expand survivors' access statewide to temporary or permanent shelter. Applicants should also deliver mental health, education, medical care, vocational training, substance abuse treatment, research and/or other related essential support.

“Human trafficking is modern-day slavery,” said Representative Shawnna Bolick. “I’m proud to team with Attorney General Brnovich to support victims of trafficking and help survivors recover and rebuild their lives through this new grant opportunity.”

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Applications for the grant care due by March 7. One-time grants of up to $75,000 each will be awarded.

To apply for the grant or learn more, click here.