International Labor Programs


The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) leads the U.S. Department of Labor’s efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy. ILAB’s mission is to use all available international channels to improve working conditions, raise living standards, protect workers’ ability to exercise their rights, and address the workplace exploitation of children and other vulnerable populations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law 113-76; Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
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. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
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 office, 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. 100% of funds are for discretionary activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
No Data Available.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. Cost sharing or matching funds (including in-kind contributions) are not required; however, USDOL welcomes applications that include cost share or matching funds.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Projects generally run from 3 to 4 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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
Headquarters Office
Bruce Yoon 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: Phone: 202-693-4876
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 14 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 15 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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