U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of ILAB: Improving Enforcement of Labor Laws in the Agricultural Export Sector of Costa Rica

Deadline: 2 October 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) is seeking applications to fund a technical assistance project in Costa Rica to improve enforcement of labor laws with respect to minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health (OSH) in the agricultural export sector.

The implementer is expected to improve enforcement by undertaking activities that will:

  • increase the number of cases filed and effectively litigated based on minimum wage, hours of work, and OSH violations, and
  • ensure judges employ their knowledge and skills to adjudicate cases in accordance with the newly adopted Procedural Labor Code Reform.

Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000

Eligibility Criteria

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • U.S. organizations
    • Nonprofits, including any faith-based organizations or community-based organizations
    • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
    • Private Institutions of Higher Education
    • For-Profit Organizations
  • Non-U.S. organizations
    • Non-US Entities, including, public international organization(s) (PIO)(s) as described in 2 CFR46.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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