Notice of New State Requirement
Dear Economic Development partners:
The Iowa Department of Public Safety just kicked off a statewide human trafficking initiative with lodging providers. The initiative is in response to Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 80.45A and stipulates that as of January 1, 2022, affected lodging providers must have all employees successfully complete certified human trafficking prevention training in order to receive public funds as payment for services. Specifically, lodging providers who host public employees (i.e., state staff with overnight stay) or state-funded events and conferences (i.e., Downtown Conference, tourism conference, workshops) must confirm that all employees have received the Human Trafficking Prevention Training certification at https://stophtiowa.org/certified-locations in order to be paid by the State of Iowa for services rendered. State employees must verify this prior to expending or committing public funds.
We encourage you to share this information with the lodging providers in your community/surrounding areas.
If you have questions, please contact:
Iowa Department of Public Safety – Office to Combat Human Trafficking
For more information, please visit: https://stophtiowa.org/