Grants for Strengthening Worker Engagement, Empowerment, and Trust (Dominican Republic)
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $3 million total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for 1 cooperative agreement to fund 1 technical assistance project with the overarching objective to increase field workers and their families’ use of formal and informal mechanisms to improve working and living conditions in the Dominican sugar sector.
The project will increase access to these mechanisms by building connections between civil society organizations and sugarcane field workers, while helping unions in the sugar sector, government ministries, and sugar companies to more effectively involve field workers in improving their working and living conditions.
The project must be designed to achieve two or more outcomes that are considered both necessary and sufficient to achieve the project objective, and substantially contribute to the desired long-term impact(s).
Strengthened networks among workers, their communities, and civil society advocates1 that facilitate trust and participation in mechanisms to improve working and living conditions.
Increased availability of local resources and capacity to use mechanisms for improving working and living conditions in the Dominican sugar sector.
Funding will be provided in the form of a cooperative agreement. Approximately $3,000,000 total costs is expected to be available to fund approximately 1 award(s). Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $3,000,000 total costs.
The period of performance is a maximum of 54 months from the effective date of the award.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
Nonprofits, including any faith-based organizations or community-based organizations
Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Private Institutions of Higher Education
Non-U.S. Entities, including PIOs
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343327