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Project to Reduce Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

Post Date

July 22nd 2015

Application Due Date

September 4th 2015

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Employment, Labor and Training

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


Any commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organization(s), including any faith-based, community-based, or public international organization(s) (PIOs), capable of successfully fulfilling the objectives identified in the Funding Opportunity Description (see Section I) is eligible to apply. ILAB requires that all entities that elect to apply for this opportunity adhere to the specific requirements outlined in this FOA concerning monitoring and evaluation (M&E), audits and counter-terrorism. In negotiating an award with a PIO, ILAB will discuss the inclusion of appropriate language in the agreement acknowledging the rights and privileges as currently established and afforded to PIOs by the U.S. Government in accordance with U.S. law. 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 DOL under this award. In addition, foreign governments and entities that are agencies of, or operated by or for, a foreign state or government, are not eligible to apply.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $None - $5000000

Grant Description

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $5,000,000 total costs for one or more cooperative agreements to fund a technical assistance project(s) to convene stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labor and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM). The project will support objectives at both country-specific and global levels. At the country-specific level, it will work in Ghana and the Philippines (the two designated pilot countries) to convene a wide range of stakeholders to: (1) strengthen and enforce laws and develop and implement policies and action plans to address child labor and working conditions in ASGM; (2) increase access of vulnerable households living in ASGM communities to social protection services and programs to improve their livelihoods; and (3) develop and implement mechanisms to increase transparency and monitor child labor and working conditions in gold mining supply chains, with a particular focus on ASGM. At the global level, the project will develop networks and promote the sharing of good practices among stakeholders in countries, including but not limited to the two pilot countries, where ASGM is significant to reduce child labor and improve working conditions. In addition, the project will support new approaches to address child labor and working conditions in ASGM through provision of funds to pilot innovative initiatives. Stakeholders could include national and local governments, mining companies, smelters, traders, refiners, retailers, international organizations, trade unions, NGOs/civil society groups, mining consultants, media, academia, think tanks, and those living in mining communities, including miners, parents, and children. The duration of the project will be a maximum of 4 years (48 months) from the date of the award.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Labor

  • Office:

    Employment and Training Administration

  • Agency Contact:

    Ms. Elizabeth Whittington
    Grant Officer

  • Agency Mailing Address:

  • Agency Email Address:

  • Location:

    Bureau of International Labor Affairs

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