U.S. Department of Labor: Strengthening Capacity of Governments to Address Child Labor and/or Forced Labor, and Violations of Acceptable Conditions of Work


Deadline: 8 July 2019

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department),  has announced the availability of approximately $10,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for two cooperative agreements of $5,000,000.

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These cooperative agreements will fund one technical assistance project in Asia and one technical assistance project in Sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen the capacity of governments to address child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work.

Project outcomes include:

  • improved enforcement of the legal framework and/or policies pertaining to child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work;
  • improved assistance services4 for victims of child labor and/or forced labor; and
  • strengthened partnerships to accelerate progress in addressing child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work.

Strategies and activities may address child labor solely, forced labor solely or both child labor and forced labor, as well as must address acceptable conditions of work.

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Funding Information

Funding will be provided in the form of a cooperative agreement. Approximately $10,000,000 total costs is expected to be available to fund approximately two awards. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $5,000,000 total costs.

Period of Performance

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The period of performance is a maximum of four years (48 months) from the effective date of the award. This performance period includes all necessary implementation and start-up activities.

Eligible Applicants

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

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  • 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-U.S. Entities, including Public International Organizations (PIOs).
  • Applicants do not need previous experience managing Federal awards, but they must speak persuasively about their ability to leverage other previous experience and bring it to scale in support of a large Federal investment.
  • The following types of organizations are not eligible to apply nor to participate as subrecipients/contractors:
    • Organizations designated by the U.S. Government to be associated with terrorism.
    • Organizations designated by the U.S. Government to have been debarred or suspended.
    • Organizations planning to charge a fee (profit) associated with a project funded by a USDOL award.
    • In most cases, foreign governments and entities that are agencies of, or operated by or for, a foreign state or government. NOTE: If an exception to this eligibility criterion might be appropriate, the application must include a detailed justification for the possible exception. USDOL funds are not intended to duplicate existing foreign government efforts or substitute for activities that are the responsibility of such governments. USDO

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315638

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