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U.S. Department of Labor: Improving the Enforcement of Labor Laws in Guatemala

U.S. Department of Labor: Improving the Enforcement of Labor Laws in Guatemala

Deadline: 18 July 2018

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), has announced the availability of approximately $2,500,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project in Guatemala to improve enforcement of the minimum wage, hours of work, and occupational safety and health in the Guatemalan agricultural export sector.

This FOA solicits applications to implement a project with the goal of safeguarding that workers in the agricultural export sector of Guatemala receive at least the established minimum wage, work within legal limits for hours and receive due compensation for overtime, and operate in a safe and healthy working environment (i.e., acceptable conditions of work). The project intends to help achieve this goal by meeting the project objective of improving enforcement of acceptable conditions of work laws.

Funding Information

Approximately $2,500,000 total costs is expected to be available to fund approximately one award. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $2,500,000 total costs.

Eligible Applicants

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 as described in 2 CFR 200.46.
  • 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.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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