Partnership to Reduce Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products
In 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) will award up to $5 million for one or more cooperative agreement(s) to support a project to pilot test specific 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).
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 12/31/2012 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Any commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organization(s), including any faith-based, community-based, or public international organization(s) capable of carrying out the full scope of work described herein is eligible to apply. Applicants must apply as part of a partnership with one or more subgrantees/subcontractors. Any company involved in the production, processing and/or distribution of agricultural products or commodities, or a company that uses such products or commodities as inputs into further processed goods is an eligible subgrantee/subcontractor. Lack of past experience with USDOL cooperative agreements, grants, or contracts does not bar eligibility or selection under this solicitation. As noted above, the project must involve a partnership between a commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organization(s), including any faith-based, community-based, or public international organization(s) (Grantee) and one or more company/ie(subgrantees/subcontractors). Applicants should demonstrate experience relevant to this SGA. This could include experience related to international childrenÂ’s issues, labor issues, and company supply chain compliance programs. Applicants and proposed subgrantees or subcontractors must comply with all applicable audit requirements, including those established in OMB Circular A-133. Applicants must address their organizationÂ’s existing presence and/or ability to start up project activities in the target country as soon as the cooperative agreement is awarded. (see Section IV, B, 1, c. Project Design Narrative. Part d.) The following Applicants (including subgrantee(s)/subcontractor(s)) will not be considered: Â•Foreign governments and entities that are agencies of, or operated by or for, a foreign state or government. Â•Organizations designated by the U.S. Government to be associated with terrorism or that have been debarred or suspended will not be considered. Â•Applicants charging a fee (profit) associated with a project funded by USDOL under this award.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Primary: Brenda J. White
Alternate: James Kinslow
Office of Procurement Services
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $5,000,000.00