The Trump Administration is likely to aside an additional $100 million in federal grants to curtail human trafficking across the United States.

The funds will be directed toward task forces to aid victim services and victim housing. The announcement was made on Monday by U.S. Attorney General William Barr at an event in Atlanta. The president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp were also present at the event.

“Aside from financial support,” said Barr, adding, “The Justice Department will continue to use the full force of the law and our enforcement resources to investigate, prosecute and punish the people behind this criminal scourge.” The announcement came shortly after Barr, Trump and Kemp visited the Georgia Centre for Child Advocacy, a non-profit organization, southwest of downtown Atlanta. The event also saw a volley of members of other law enforcement and philanthropic organizations, including former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. 

In keeping with the new grants scheme, Ivanka averred that her father, President Donald Trump “is committed to combating this crime, committed to bringing justice to the victims' families and committed to holistic healing that is so necessary for the brave survivors.”

Ivanka stressed upon how the “Operation Not Forgotten,” initiative was an arduous two-week effort that bore promising results -- 39 missing children in Georgia were found, followed by the subsequent arrests of nine suspects last month, as per the data offered by the U.S. Marshals Service.

The new grants come shortly after Trump’s administration in August allocated $35 million as Justice Department grants to organizations that offer safe housing for survivors of human trafficking. The federal grants will cover local, tribal, and state jurisdictions, services for victims, and research programs.

Barr’s announcements resonated with president Trump’s law-and-order campaign theme. It is also speculated that the move came forth amid rising concerns among Republicans that Trump would have no clear path to victory if he loses Georgia.

Trump’s son Eric turned up last week to share the stage with evangelical pastors in Atlanta’s northern suburbs, to support father’s campaign.  

“I can promise you we will stay in the fight to end modern-day slavery,” said the governor adding, “With all of the folks at this table and those who are not and that are out there working away right now.” Ivanka Trump Eric Trump Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump visits his Scottish golf course Turnberry with his children Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump on July 30, 2015 in Ayr, Scotland. Donald Trump answered questions from the media at a press conference. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images