Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Forced Labor and Improve Working Conditions

The summary for the Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Forced Labor and Improve Working Conditions grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Forced Labor and Improve Working Conditions: The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of approximately $6,000,000 total costs for up to three cooperative agreements of up to $2,000,000 total costs each to fund technical assistance projects to improve the capacity of civil society to better understand and address child labor and/or forced labor abuses and promote acceptable conditions of work in a sector and/or supply chain. The project should achieve the following outcomes: (1) Improved capacity of civil society to identify and document accurate, independent, and objective information on the nature and scope of child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work in a sector and/or supply chain; (2) Improved capacity of civil society to raise awareness for the protection of workers from child labor and/or forced labor abuses, and violations of acceptable conditions of work; and (3) Improved capacity of civil society to implement initiatives to address child labor and/or forced labor and violations of acceptable conditions of work, including facilitated access to grievance mechanisms and/or remedy for victims of labor exploitation. The duration of the project will be a maximum of 4 years (48 months) from the effective date of the award. Applicants must propose one (1) country, and at least one (1) sector and/or supply chain within that country where there is evidence of child labor and/or forced labor in the production of a good in that particular sector or supply chain. Applicants must propose a country covered in the DOL's Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor in accordance with the Trade and Development Act of 2000 or on the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor as mandated by Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005. Proposals for working in the fisheries sector in the Asia-Pacific region will not be considered. Out of the three awards to be funded through this FOA, a minimum of one cooperative agreement will fund the strongest, technically sound application for a project focused on the coffee sector in one of the following countries in the Latin America/Caribbean region: Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, or Nicaragua. The other two cooperative agreements will be awarded in a country and sector and/or supply chain to be proposed by applicants, based upon the criteria contained in this announcement. DOL will make no more than one award for the same combination of country and sector/supply chain.
Federal Grant Title: Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Forced Labor and Improve Working Conditions
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of International Labor Affairs (DOL-ETA-ILAB)
Grant Categories: Employment Labor and Training
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-ILAB-17-10
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 17.401
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: October 11th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: October 11th, 2017
Posted Date: September 11th, 2017
Creation Date: September 11th, 2017
Archive Date: October 15th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: September 11th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants may include any commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organizations, including any faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, or public international organizations (PIOs), capable of successfully fulfilling the objectives identified in the Funding Opportunity Description.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ilab/resources/grants
Grant Announcement Contact
Mr. Dorjan Chaney, Grants Management Specialist
chaney.dorjan@dol.gov
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