The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U. S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $2,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund a global, technical assistance project, piloted
in the Indonesian palm oil sector, to reduce and remediate forced labor in supply chains where forced labor is prevalent.
The multi-phase project will develop and pilot actionable resources to help create or refine global worker-driven social compliance systems putting workers and their organizations at the center of effective solutions to ensure the real, independently verifiable protection of labor rights in global supply chains.
The duration of Phase I of the project will be a maximum of 36 months from the effective date of the award.
Following the conclusion of Phase I, USDOL will consider awarding a second phase of the project of approximately $4,000,000 total costs, reflecting a total potential project budget of approximately $6,000,000 over approximately eight years.
The project will aim to achieve the following Outputs:Output 1:
Actionable resources developed to enable the establishment of global worker-driven social compliance systems that prevent, reduce, and remediate forced laborOutput 2:
Private sector stakeholders adopt worker-driven social compliance systems by leveraging actionable resources developed in Output 1 in selected sectors/countries