Combatting Child Labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Cobalt Industry

Subject to the availability of funds, USDOL’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) intends to award, through a competitive process, one cooperative agreement to an organization to strengthen efforts by the Congolese government and other relevant stakeholders to address child labor in the
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cobalt industry of the DRC.

The project should achieve the following outcomes:
1) Increased common understanding of the challenges and opportunities for addressing child labor in the DRC’s cobalt industry; 2) Increased capacity of government and other relevant stakeholders to address child labor in the DRC’s cobalt industry; and 3) Improved monitoring and remediation efforts by private sector of child labor in the cobalt supply chain.

Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Estimated Funding: $299,735,500





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
http://www.dol.gov/ilab/

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Any commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organization(s), including any faith-based, community-based, or public international organization(s) capable of successfully implementing a project to strengthen efforts by the Congolese government and other relevant stakeholders to address child labor in the cobalt industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are eligible to apply.

Lack of past experience with USDOL cooperative agreements, grants, or contracts does not bar eligibility.

All applicants for ILAB funding opportunities must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to applying for funding.

New applicants should be aware that applying for a DUNS number and registering in SAM may take several weeks.

Applicants should plan accordingly to avoid unexpected delays that could result in the rejection of the application.

NOTE: If you are registering a new entity in SAM.gov, you must provide an original, signed notarized letter stating that you are the authorized Entity Administrator before your registration will be activated.

Read our guidance on notarized letters (https://gsafsd.service-now.com/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b) and our FAQs (https://www.gsa.gov/samupdate) to learn more about this process change.

For more information, please see http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/displayHomePage.do and https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM.

Successful applicants will be required to ensure any subrecipients also have a DUNS number prior to receiving DOL approval of any subawards.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.dol.gov/ilab/

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
chaney.dorjan@dol.gov

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2018-06-01

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2018-08-12



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