Combating Forced Labor and Labor Trafficking of Adults and Children

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 labor stakeholders

to better understand and address indicators of forced labor and labor trafficking.

Each cooperative agreement will fund a project in a country to be proposed by the applicant.

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 200 5. Proposals for working in the fisheries sector in the Asia-Pacific region will not be considered.

In each country, the project should achieve the following outcomes:
• Improved understanding of indicators of forced labor and labor trafficking • Improved monitoring of working conditions by labor stakeholders to identify and address indicators and incidents of forced labor and labor trafficking • Strengthened capacity of the labor inspectorate to address forced labor and labor trafficking.

The duration of the project will be a maximum of 4 years (48 months) from the effective date of the award.

Applicants may apply separately for cooperative agreements serving one or more of the countries listed above, up to a maximum of three applications, but may not combine proposals for more than one country in a single application.

Each application should request no more than $2 million total costs in funding.

For this FOA, DOL will make no more than one award per country.

Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Estimated Funding: $6,000,000

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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.

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