Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS)

In 2017, the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) introduced the Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS), a new initiative focused on advancing transformational programs and projects that seek to achieve a measurable and substantial reduction of the prevalence of modern slavery in targeted populations in priority countries or jurisdictions. PEMS programming will be carried out via grant(s) awarded through an open competition. Prior to this process, the TIP Office solicited public comments via Federal Register Notice on the most effective approaches for implementing this new program. Please find the formal written submissions here, published with the consent of the authors.

The TIP Office carefully considered all of the public comments provided when preparing the notification of funding opportunity, and we are pleased to announce that the notification is now available on Grant Solutions and The deadline for submitting these proposals is 11:59 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2017. All proposals must be submitted to either or; we will not accept any proposals or supplementary documents through any other means.

Please review the entire solicitation to see if you are eligible to apply for funding under this announcement. If you have any questions regarding the content of the application, please contact You can find answers to questions submitted to here.


Agency Name: 
U.S. Department of State
Contact Name: 
Hector MacIntyre
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External Deadline: 
Monday, May 15, 2017
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Social Science
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