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Grants to Reduce Child Labor, and Other Forms of Labor Exploitation of Workers in Mexico

Grants to Reduce Child Labor, and Other Forms of Labor Exploitation of Workers in Mexico

Deadline: 9-Nov-21

The Department of Labor and Bureau of International Labor Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $7 million total costs (subject to the availability of federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project in Mexico to reduce child labor, forced labor, and other forms of labor exploitation in the chile pepper and tomato sectors.

The project-level objective is to increase use of worker protection mechanisms in the chile pepper and tomato sectors including in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Chihuahua.
The project should be worker-focused and achieve the following outcomes:
Increased mobilization of labor stakeholders to address labor violations; and
Increased engagement of workers in the chile pepper and tomato sectors to address violations of their labor rights.
Funding Information
Funding will be provided in the form of a cooperative agreement. Approximately $7 million total costs is expected to be available to fund one award. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $7 million total costs.
The period of performance is a maximum of 4.5 years (54 months) from the effective date of the award. This performance period includes all necessary implementation and start-up activities.
Eligibility Criteria
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-U.S. Entities, including PIOs and nonprofits from Mexico.
Applicants do not need previous experience managing federal awards, but they must speak persuasively about their ability to leverage other previous experience and bring it to scale in support of a large federal investment.
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