Supporting Progress on Labor Standards in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Funding Opportunity ID:334740
Opportunity Number:FOA-ILAB-21-07
Opportunity Title:Supporting Progress on Labor Standards in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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:Jul 15, 2021
Close Date:Aug 30, 2021 The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is August 30, 2021. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Last Updated Date:Jul 15, 2021
Award Ceiling:$3,000,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$3,000,000
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 $3,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund one technical assistance project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to improve the DRC’s compliance with acceptable conditions of work (ACW) in one or more economic sectors through tripartite capacity building and dialogue.The overarching strategy is to focus on one or more economic sectors to: build the capacity of the General Labor Inspectorate (Inspection Générale du Travail, IGT) to detect and address violations of ACW; increase worker access to effective remedies (state-based and/or non-state-based) against such non-compliance; empower workers and their organizations to help prevent, monitor, and/or stop non-compliance with ACW; and strengthen and sustain dialogue among tripartite stakeholders to improve compliance with ACW. USDOL encourages applicants to consider a broad spectrum of economic sectors in the DRC to maximally benefit workers and worker rights.The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes in one or more economic sectors of the DRC:• Outcome 1: Enhanced capacity of the General Labor Inspectorate (IGT) to identify and address labor violations concerning relevant labor laws and standards for ACW.• Outcome 2: Workers and worker associations utilize new knowledge and skills to prevent, monitor, and/or stop non-compliance with relevant laws and standards for ACW in the workplace.• Outcome 3: Increased worker access to effective remedies (state-based and non-state-based) to address non-compliance with relevant labor laws and standards for ACW.• Outcome 4: Strengthened and sustained dialogue among relevant stakeholders from government, workers and worker associations, and employers and employer associations to improve compliance with relevant labor laws and standards for ACW.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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