Project to Reduce the Exploitation of Children in the Sava Region of Madagascar

Funding Opportunity ID: 284502
Opportunity Number: FOA-ILAB-16-08
Opportunity Title: Project to Reduce the Exploitation of Children in the Sava Region of Madagascar
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation: CategoryExplanation
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Employment, Labor and Training
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 17.401
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants may include any commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organizations, including any faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, or public international organizations (PIOs), capable of successfully fulfilling the objectives identified in the Funding Opportunity Description.
Agency Code: DOL-ETA-ILAB
Agency Name: Department of Labor
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Posted Date: Jun 09, 2016
Close Date: Aug 18, 2016
Last Updated Date: Jun 09, 2016
Award Ceiling: $4,000,000
Award Floor: $4,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $4,000,000 total costs for one or more cooperative agreements to fund a technical assistance project(s) in Madagascar to reduce child labor in the vanilla-producing areas of the Sava region of Madagascar. The project outcomes include: 1) Vanilla exporters have significantly reduced child labor in the production of vanilla at the farm and collection levels in Sava. 2) Law enforcement entities are effectively enforcing child labor laws and policies in the vanilla-producing areas of Sava, including imposing and collecting penalties and referring child labor victims to appropriate services. 3) Community members are monitoring for child labor and are referring victims of child labor to the appropriate authorities and services. 4) Beneficiary households are no longer using child labor to supplement household income. The duration of the project will be a maximum of 4 years (48 months) from the effective date of the award.
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