International Labor Programs


The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) promotes a fair global playing field for workers and businesses in the United States by enforcing trade commitments; strengthening labor standards; and combating international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. ILAB combines trade and labor monitoring and enforcement, policy engagement, research, and technical cooperation to carry out the international responsibilities of the Department of Labor.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Department of Labor
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law 113-76
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law 114-113
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 115-31
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Procedures for each project are specified in the applicable request for proposals. Generally, the procedure is as follows: A technical review panel composed of federal staff and peer reviewers evaluates eligible submitted applications. The panel prepares a report for the Grant Officer identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each application and the cumulative rating. Selections are made based on the best rated proposals, as well as other factors as cited in the funding opportunity announcement. Once selections are made by the Grant Officer, an Award Notification is sent to awardees. If an application is rejected, a letter is sent to the applicant as notification that they were not selected as a recipient.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
That funds available to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs may be used to administer or operate international labor activities, bilateral and multilateral technical assistance, and microfinance programs, by or through contracts, grants, subgrants and other arrangements, including programs to combat exploitative child labor internationally and model programs that address worker rights issues through technical assistance in countries with which the United States has free trade agreements or trade preference programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: See
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Projects generally run from 3 to 4 years. Funds are made available through the Payment Management System operated by the Department of Health and Human Services. Funds may be drawn down as expenses are incurred or for immediate needs.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Bruce Yoon
200 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20210 US
Phone: 202-693-4876
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 16 FY 17 FY 18
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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