Strengthening Mexican Inspectorate for Labor Enforcement


Funding Opportunity ID: 335520
Opportunity Number: FOA-ILAB-21-14
Opportunity Title: Strengthening Mexican Inspectorate for Labor Enforcement
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: The following organizations are eligible to apply: 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-US 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: Sep 01, 2021
Close Date: Oct 18, 2021 The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is October 18, 2021. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Last Updated Date: Sep 01, 2021
Award Ceiling: $10,000,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
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 $10 million total costs (subject to the availability of federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund one technical assistance project in Mexico with the overarching objective to improve compliance with labor laws in Mexico. The project will strengthen labor administration systems for enforcement and inspection, and improve engagement with supply chain actors within the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) priority sectors1 to reduce noncompliance with Mexican labor laws in Nuevo Leon, Sonora and Baja California, with a focus on bringing labor practices in line with Mexico’s 2017 constitutional reform on labor justice and 2019 labor law reform. The project-level outcomes are:Outcome 1: Improved enforcement of labor laws by labor inspectors in the target states in USMCA priority sectors.Outcome 2: Improved administration of labor inspections in the USMCA priority sectors.Outcome 3: Improved labor inspector engagement with supply chain actors regarding labor legal requirements in target states and USMCA priority sectors.The duration of the project will be a maximum of 4.5 years (54 months) from the effective date of the award.
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