Promoting Safe and Healthy Workplaces in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador

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Funding Opportunity ID:335111
Opportunity Number:FOA-ILAB-21-10
Opportunity Title:Promoting Safe and Healthy Workplaces in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:Bureau of International Labor Affairs
CFDA Number(s):17.401
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:U.S. organizations: nonprofits, including any faith-based organizations or community-based organizations; public/state controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; for-profit organizations. Non-U.S. organizations: non-U.S. entities, including PIOs as described in 2 CFR 200.1.
Agency Code:DOL-ETA-ILAB
Agency Name:Department of Labor
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Posted Date:Aug 04, 2021
Close Date:Sep 21, 2021
Last Updated Date:Aug 04, 2021
Award Ceiling:$8,000,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$8,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $8,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund one technical assistance project in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The project objective is sustained improvement of occupational safety and health (OSH) conditions for workers in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador: with a particular focus on injuries, Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional causes (CKDnt) and COVID-19 in the agricultural sectors in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador; and injuries and COVID-19 in the apparel/textile (maquila) sector in El Salvador.The project should achieve or contribute significantly to the following outcomes:1. Increased adoption of practices associated with the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of workplace illness and injuries by employers, workers, and government institutions in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.2. Increased utilization of existing social protection systems by workers and families impacted by workplace illnesses and injuries.3. Increased preparedness of employers, unions, and government institutions for future pandemics and emerging illnesses and injuries. The duration of the project will be a maximum of 4.5 years (54 months) from the effective date of the award. 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 solicitation.
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