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Partnership to Reduce Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products

Post Date

July 17th 2015

Application Due Date

August 31st 2015

The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is August 31, 2015. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Employment, Labor and Training

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


APPLICANTS: 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 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. SUBRECIPIENTS: Proposed subrecipients must be a Яcompany.Н For purposes of this FOA, a company is defined as any entity involved in the production, processing and distribution of agricultural products or commodities; or an entity which uses such products or commodities as inputs into further processed goods. NOT ELIGIBLE: 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. -Foreign governments and entities that are agencies of, or operated by or for, a foreign state or government.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $None - $4870000

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 $4,870,000 total costs for one or more cooperative agreements to fund a technical assistance project(s) to design and pilot test a comprehensive, sustainable program for one or more companies that implements all elements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Guidelines for Eliminating Child and Forced Labor in Agricultural Supply Chains (hereafter referred to as the USDA Guidelines), based on the recommendations of the Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products (hereinafter referred to as the Consultative Group). The objectives of this project will be to: (1) establish and pilot a program for one or more companies to reduce child labor (and forced labor where applicable) in one agricultural supply chain in one country; (2) undertake research, evaluation, and collection of reliable data on child labor (and forced labor if applicable); and (3) document lessons learned and recommendations for future application of the USDA Guidelines. The project must involve a partnership between the applicant and one or more company/ies (subrecipients/contractors). See Section III. Eligibility and Appendix B: Definitions for how ЯcompanyН is used in this FOA. Applicants may apply for up to $4,870,000 total costs in funding. Projects funded under this solicitation must focus on efforts to reduce child labor in the supply chain of one agricultural product in one country, as well as forced labor if applicable. Applicants must propose agricultural products and geographic areas with known risks of child labor and of forced labor where applicable.

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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