Combating Forced Labor and Human Trafficking on Fishing Vessels in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Funding Opportunity ID: 296803
Opportunity Number: FOA-ILAB-17-04
Opportunity Title: Combating Forced Labor and Human Trafficking on Fishing Vessels in the Asia-Pacific Region
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
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: Aug 25, 2017
Close Date: Oct 02, 2017 Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Last Updated Date: Aug 25, 2017
Award Ceiling: $5,000,000
Award Floor: $5,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $5,000,000 total costs for one or more cooperative agreements to fund a technical assistance project(s) to reduce forced labor and human trafficking on fishing vessels in Indonesia and in one of the following countries in the Asia-Pacific region to be named by the applicant: Burma, Cambodia, Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The project outcomes include: 1) improved enforcement to combat labor exploitation, including forced labor and human trafficking, on fishing vessels; and 2) decreased presence of indicators of forced labor on fishing vessels. At least 80 percent of total direct costs must be evenly distributed between the two countries. Up to 20 percent of total direct costs could be distributed as justified by the applicant. This award must not be used to fund direct services to participants, but rather must include strategies for how to increase awareness of services, implement referrals or linkages to other direct service providers, and/or support the creation of systems where they do not exist. 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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