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ILAB Web Chat on International Grant Solicitations

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 10:30am

ILAB will host a web chat on Solicitations for Cooperative Agreements Applications of the Office of Trade and Labor Affairs and the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking. Potential applicants will be able to submit questions and get real-time answers about the following grant solicitations:

  • Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce (CLEAR) Child Labor (SCA 13-12)
  • African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (SCA 13-07)
  • Preventing Child Labor in Home-Based Carpet Production in Afghanistan (SCA 13-11)
  • Strengthening Linkages between Labor Inspectorates and Labor Courts to Improve Labor Enforcement in El Salvador and Honduras (SCA 13-09)
  • Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh (SCA 13-08).

More information on the grant solicitations is available at http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/grants/

How to Participate

  • Enter your question directly into the live chat window found on the interactive page.

10:17 Moderator: The chat will begin at 10:30. Feel free to start submitting your questions. This is a text only chat - there is no audio or video.

10:31 Moderator: Welcome to the ILAB SCA web chat! Thank you for taking the time to participate in today's discussion regarding our fiscal year 2013 Solicitations for Cooperative Agreements Applications. As you know, ILAB has issued five SCAs: 1) Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce (CLEAR) Child Labor (SCA 13-12), 2) African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (SCA 13-07), 3) Preventing Child Labor in Home-Based Carpet Production in Afghanistan (SCA 13-11), 4) Strengthening Linkages between Labor Inspectorates and Labor Courts to Improve Labor Enforcement in El Salvador and Honduras (SCA 13-09), and 5) Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh (SCA 13-08). We look forward to answering your questions on any of the five solicitations. We have a great USDOL team in the room today, and we will try to get to as many of your questions as possible. Please note that we will only be able to respond to questions submitted in English.

Also remember that you can find additional information about our FY 2013 SCAs and Notices of Intent for future solicitations on the ILAB website at http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/grants/ and on Grants.gov at http:// www.grants.gov

The transcript of this web chat will be available on the ILAB website after our session ends.

10:36 Comment From Blain CRS: Can the project be implemented in only one of the two countries? Will proposals that include implementation in both countries receive higher prioritization by the review committee than those that are only implemented in one country? What will be the budgetary and reporting implications for one country implementation?

10:36 ILAB: As stated on SCA page 5, the project can be implemented in El Salvador and/or Honduras.

10:37 Comment From Rose: Will it be possible to direct bill for indirect costs?

10:37 Moderator: Hi Rose, which SGA are you referring to and could you please clarify your question? What do you mean by direct bill?

10:38 Comment From Blain CRS: The SCA mentions Lobster Diving and Fisheries as a possible target industry for inspection monitoring in Honduras, will DOL allow for other target industries of concern (or prioritized by) to the GOH/MOL?”

10:39 ILAB: Yes, DOL will allow other target industries.

10:40 Comment From Guest: I have a question regarding eligibility for SCA 13-08 Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh.

10:40 Moderator: Hi Guest, could you please clarify your question?

10:41 Comment From Guest: Will a transcript of this chat be made available?

10:41 Moderator: Yes

10:44 Comment From Kate: Please confirm that applicants for the AYEDI may submit proposals EITHER electronically via grants.gov OR in hard copy and that both types of submissions are not required.

10:44 ILAB: Thank you Kate for your question. Yes applicants for the AYEDI may submit proposals either electronically via grants.gov or in hard copy. Applicants should only submit in one form or the other, and applicants are encouraged to use electronic submissions if possible.

10:47 Comment From Michael Vaudreuil: What distinguishes the ILAB Bangladesh Fire Safety project from the new 'Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety' (being announced right now) by the Bipartisan Policy Center or from the recently announced EU Accord?

10:48 Comment From Kate: Does DOL have a desired target number of beneficiaries for the African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative in Uganda?

10:48 ILAB: We recognize that Bangladesh presents a complex and dynamic environment. The statement of objectives allows the Applicant latitude in proposing sub-objectives, outputs and outcomes. As the SCA notes, “the NAP provides a basic framework, but more detailed plans will need to be developed, implemented and monitored.” It states under Project Interventions that “Applicants should propose a logical and robust strategy.” Also, under Project Requirements, if the Applicant has not done so already, the grantee(s) should coordinate with other projects to avoid duplication and to solicit input from relevant government agencies.

10:48 ILAB: The SCA does not require a specific number of beneficiaries for the African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative in Uganda. Applicants must propose a target number in the proposal. Please note the SCA does set requirements for targeting in terms of beneficiary and target district.

10:50 Comment From Blain: SCA 13-09 Question. Apologies for repeating this question. Will proposals from one organziation that include implementation in both El Salvador and Honduras receive higher prioritization by the review committee than those organizations that will only implement in one country?

10:50 ILAB: No, it will not receive higher prioritization.

10:51 Comment From Kate: Regarding SCA 13-11, should the Past Performance table be included as part of the technical narrative text or as an annex?

10:51 ILAB: Applicants are not required to submit a logic model. The work plan should correspond to activities included in the Results Framework.
Regarding your second question: The past performance table must be included as part of the technical proposal and counts toward the 50-page limit for Technical Proposals.

10:56 Comment From Elizabeth: AYEDA seems like a challenging grant - can you share the employment prospects in the 19 focus districts for young adults? or programs by the Uganda gov't to create jobs attractive enough to incentivize parents to keep their children in schools?

10:56 ILAB: Pursuant to the SCA, applicants are expected to research and propose strategies that build upon existing relevant efforts in Uganda, including government policies, plans and/or programs.

10:58 Comment From Elizabeth: AYEDA's goals seem challenging – can you share any insights into Uganda's anticipated job creation programs in the 19 focus districts that would potentially incentivize parents to keep their children in school?

10:58 ILAB: Pursuant to the SCA, applicants are expected to research and propose strategies that build upon existing relevant efforts in Uganda, including government policies, plans and/or programs.

10:58 Comment From Kate: On page 7 of SCA 13-11, it states: “The Applicant must also confirm a commitment to collaborate with USDOL External Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Experts after award to carry out up to two implementation evaluations and performance monitoring.” What sort of time/resource expenditure would be required from the applicant to collaborate with these external evaluation experts? Will the applicant be able collaborate with the USDOL and the external experts to holistically integrate these external evaluations into the overall M&E plan?

10:58 ILAB: As stated in SCA-13-11, page 19: "Projects with a total project budget less than $6.5 million must adhere to the following guidelines:
Allocate at least $70,000 to support the external interim and final implementation
evaluations. Resources permitting, USDOL will directly contract the external evaluators to design and implement the evaluations. However, the project will be responsible for certain support costs for each evaluation such as translation of the evaluation report from English into the local language, providing ground transportation for the external evaluator, hosting an evaluation stakeholders meeting, and in-country transportation and accommodation costs for staff and other stakeholders’ participation in the meeting."

11:00 Comment From HC: I have a question regarding SCA 13-08 Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh. On page 12 under Funding Opportunity Description, G. Required Staffing: “Key personnel must allocate 100% of their time to the project and live in the country where the project is being implemented.” Does this requirement apply to ALL key personnel, including investigators at a US-based university, whose involvement on the project would be via a subcontract? Also-If a faculty member from a US-based university wanted to be the lead/primary investigator submitting the application, would he/she need to spend 100% of his/her time of this project and live in the country where the project is being implemented?

11:01 ILAB: The requirement regarding “key personnel” applies to only the two listed positions – Project Director and Fire Safety Expert/Coordinator.

11:02 Comment From HC: Regarding SCA 13-08: On pg 12 under Funding Opportunity Description, G. Required Staffing: “Key personnel must allocate 100% of their time to the project and live in the country where the project is being implemented.” Does this requirement apply to all key personnel, including investigators at a US-based university, whose involvement on the project would be via a subcontract?

11:02 Comment From guest: The SCA on YE in Uganda, page 12 is saying that Education Specialist should have work experience from keny and/or Uganda: why Kenya since the project is specificaly for Uganda

11:02 ILAB: A correction will be made. The Education Specialist should have work experience from Uganda.

11:02 ILAB: Same as noted in a prior answer: The requirement regarding “key personnel” applies only the two listed positions – Project Director and Fire Safety Expert/Coordinator.

11:03 Comment From HC: My question regards eligibility for SCA 13-08 Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh. On pg 12 under Funding Opportunity Description, G. Required Staffing: “Key personnel must allocate 100% their time to the project & live in the country where the project is being implemented.” Does this requirement apply to all key personnel, including investigators at a US-based university, whose involvement on the project would be via a subcontract? Also-If a faculty member from a US-based university wanted to be the lead/primary investigator submitting the application, would he/she need to spend 100% of his/her time of this project and live in the country where the project is being implemented?

11:03 ILAB: As noted in a prior answer: The requirement regarding “key personnel” applies only the two listed positions – Project Director and Fire Safety Expert/Coordinator.

11:03 Comment From Guest: About the Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce (CLEAR) Child Labor (SCA 13-12): The SCA document has proposed the names of five countries and the five other countries are expected to be identified by the bidding agency- The questions are: 1. Do we need to allocate specific Activities for each of these five additional countries? 2. Do we need to allocate specific amount of resources for each country at this stage? 3. If yes, do wee have to prepare output-based budged for each of these additional countries? 4. For the first set of five countries (proposed by USDOL), do we need to identify specific partnership with different agencies? Is it a requirement or optional at this stage?

11:03 ILAB: For question #1: No, Applicants do not need to specify activities for the five additional countries at this time. Under the statement of work on page 7, applicants are required to only propose activities in the first five countries named in the SCA.

For question #2 and #3: Yes, Applicants are required to allocate resources for the additional 5 countries. After award the Grantee will be required to develop an output-based budget once the additional countries are identified.

For question #4: Yes. Partnering is not a requirement but it is encouraged. If applicants choose to partner it should be noted in the application.

Please refer to the SCA for information on partners- pages 3 and 10.

Where collaboration would enhance the capacity of the project to achieve improved outputs, Applicants are encouraged to partner with other organizations in the implementation of the project, including through subawards.

11:03 Comment From HC: Regarding SCA 13-08. Does the requirement “Key personnel must allocate 100% of their time to the project and live in the country where the project is being implemented” apply to ALL Key Personnel, including those at a US-based university, whose involvement on the project would be via a subcontract?

11:04 ILAB: As noted in a prior answer: the requirement regarding “key personnel” applies only the two listed positions – Project Director and Fire Safety Expert/Coordinator.

11:04 Comment From Guest: In reference to SCA 13-09 El Salvador and Honduras and the question above, will proposals that include implementation in both countries receive higher prioritization by the review committee than those that address only one country?

11:05 ILAB: No, it will not receive higher prioritization.

11:06 Comment From Guest: Regarding SCA 13-09, are applicants permitted to submit more than one application, i.e. one for each country?

11:06 ILAB: Yes, you can submit more than one application.

11:07 Comment From Guest: On page 21 of SCA 13-07 it states that projects under 6.5 million must set aside 3% of the budget for costs associated with monitoring and then lists a set of M&E activities that should be budgeted under this line item. Page 22 states that projects under 6.5 million should set aside 7% of the budget for costs associated with monitoring, baseline, endline surveys, and research, and then provides a list of activities to be covered under this line item that overlap with the list on page 21. Specifically,the following activities are listed under each:

11:07 Comment From Guest: In YE Uganda SCA and the CLEAR one do we need letter of support from the Government, for both of them

11:07 Comment From Kate: For AYEDI, should the required past performance table be included in the 50 page technical or in an annex? Also, is the total of no more than 6 past performance references for the whole consortium or is it a maximum of 6 per consortium member/subawardee?

11:07 Comment From Kate: The AYEDI SCA states that cost share is not required, but it is mentioned as a factor that will be evaluated as part of the cost proposal. Can DOL tell applicants how many of the 20 points for the cost proposal are associated with cost share?

11:08 ILAB: As stated on p. 13 of the SCA 13-07, no cost sharing is required. The SCA’s criteria (including the criteria for cost proposals) doesn’t allocate specific points for cost sharing. Activities supported by cost sharing will be taken into account as part of the review of the applicant’s proposed strategy.

11:13 Comment From Guest: Re: SCA 13-07 (AYEDI) Can you clarify whether adults in households of vulnerable youth being targeted by the project (ages 15-18) would be able to participate in household economic strengthening interventions, such as savings groups?

11:13 ILAB: The project should seek to enhance livelihoods for youth and their households. “Household” consists of all persons—related family members and all unrelated persons—who occupy a housing unit and have no other usual address. For the purposes of this project a household must include at least one eligible child who is “at high-risk of entering child labor” or “engaged in child labor.”

11:15 Comment From Rose: SCA- 13-08- TO clarify, if you do not have NICRA willyou be able to itemize and account for all indirect costs?

11:15 ILAB: You will be able to bill indirect costs without a NICRA with approval from the Grant Officer for a period typically not exceeding 90 days from grant award. Within that timeframe, you must submit an indirect cost proposal to the Federal cognizant agency (Federal agency providing most of the direct Federal funds to the organization) for review and approval. See SCA, page 26 on indirect cost information.

11:17 Comment From CES: Is it possible to bill both indirect and direct costs for the Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh (SCA 13-08)award?

11:17 ILAB: Yes.

11:20 Comment From Guest: M&E budget guidelines listed on pages 20-22 are confusing as they seem to alternately indicate the M&E set-aside should be 3% or 7%. It is also not clear whether the requested $70k plug for external evaluations and $250k for surveys/needs assessments are part of our separate from that set-aside percentage. Please clarify.

11:20 ILAB: Which SCA # are you referring?

11:21 Comment From Jackie: RE: SCA 13-07 AYEDI Can you clarify whether adults in households targeted according to the criteria of youth ages 15-18 can participate in household economic strengthening activities, such as savings groups?

11:22 ILAB: The project should seek to enhance livelihoods for youth and their households. “Household” consists of all persons—related family members and all unrelated persons—who occupy a housing unit and have no other usual address. For the purposes of this project a household must include at least one eligible child who is “at high-risk of entering child labor” or “engaged in child labor.”

11:22 Comment From Guest: In reference to African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (SCA 13-07), does organization need to have a full staff in country at all times during implementation period?

11:22 ILAB: SCA 13-07 (p 13) includes as a requirement that key personnel must live in the country where the project is being implemented. The SCA does not include a requirement for other professional personnel that applicants may include in their proposals.

11:25 Comment From AP: SCA 13-07 Would projects involving Uganda and border countries be of value? Do the key personnel need to be employed by the primary applicant? Do the key personnel need to live in Uganda for the length of the project?

11:26 Comment From Guest: Hi, Regarding SCA 13-07, the focus is Uganda but would projects involving Uganda and countries at the border also be of value?

11:26 ILAB: SCA-13-07 requires applicants to propose activities in Uganda.

As stated in the executive summary, “in Fiscal Year 2013 the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Affairs will award up to 3 million dollars for one or more cooperative agreement(s) to fund a technical assistance project(s) in Uganda to address exploitative child labor among youth (age 15-18) by helping them develop marketable skills to secure decent work and serve as civic leaders in their communities.”

According to page 11 of SCA-13-07, “the project director must be employed by the grantee.” The remaining key personnel may be employed by the primary applicant or other partners (including sub grantees or subcontractors).

Also on page 11, “key personnel must allocate 100% of their time to the project and live in the country where the project is being implemented.”

11:26 Comment From peter: SCA 13-08, must the budget be for each activity or per output? for example must one project the cost of an activity in year 4 and its breakdown

11:26 ILAB: No. As specified on page 20 of the SCA, the budget must present costs in a manner that is linked to the activities, objectives, and outputs. It does not require the applicant to cost out each activity.

11:31 Comment From AP: Regarding Uganda, the M&E Officer, is there a preference for both the M&E officer and an external organization with expertise in executing M&E? In other words, is it advisable to propose an internal M&E or external M&E with oversight from the M&E Officer?

11:31 ILAB: SCA-13-07 does not require the M&E officer to be employed by the lead grantee. Applicants may propose for the M&E officer to either be employed by the lead grantee or a sub grantee or sub contractor.

11:32 Comment From Avi: On pages 20-21 of the AYEDI RFA it describes M&E allocation requirements for the project. Can you clarify the ceiling amounts per the guidelines (it states the requirements for projects less than $6.5M on both pages).

11:33 ILAB: Per pages 20-21 of the SCA, projects with a total project budget less than $6.5 million must set aside at least 3% of the project budget to cover the costs associated with project monitoring activities. In addition, projects with a total project budget less than $6.5 million must set aside at least 7% of the project budget to cover the costs associated with project monitoring activities, baseline and endline surveys, and research activities.

11:34 Comment From Guest: In YE Uganda SCA and the CLEAR one do we need letter of support from the Government, for both of them

11:34 ILAB: Government letters of support must indicate the government's support for the applicant's proposal in response to that specific SCA. A letter indicating support for more than one SCA may be submitted for those relevant SCAs.

11:35 Comment From Stan: African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (SCA 13-07), does the organization need to have full staff in country at all times during the implementation?

11:35 ILAB: See response to guest 1046. The SCA 13-07 includes as a requirement that key personnel must live in the country where the project is being implemented (p 13). This requirement does not apply for other professional personnel that applicants may include in their proposals.

11:36 Comment From Michael Vaudreuil: The newly announced Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safty will develop 'common building and fire safety standards' and 'common inspection and assessment methodologies.' SCA-08 calls for training GOB inspectors to effectively and efficiently enforce Bangladesh building and fire standards. Do you see a need to revise this expectation to include the standards that will be developed by the Alliance?

11:36 ILAB: While we’re not entirely clear what you mean by “revise this expectation,” Objective 1 calls for improved GOB enforcement of fire and general building safety laws and regulations with a focus area including improved GOB capacity to efficiently and effective inspect. These are mandatory requirements for an Applicant to address. However, the SCA allows latitude to the Applicant to propose how it would conduct training and the nature of the training content. The SCA provides an illustrative list of activities that “could” be included. This illustrative list is not mandatory.

11:38 Comment From Holly: Regarding SCA 13-08. Does the requirement, "Key personnel must allocate 100% of their time to the project & live in the country where the project is being implemented," apply to ALL key personnel--including those at a US institution whose involvement would be via a subcontract?

11:38 ILAB: As noted in a prior question, the requirement regarding “key personnel” applies only to the two listed positions – Project Director and Fire Safety Expert/Coordinator.

11:39 Comment From Guest: Regarding SCA-13-11 required allocation of $70,000 to support external interim and final evaluations: should this sum be included as a flat line item in the budget, or can it be integrated into the overall M&E budget?

11:39 ILAB: According to page 19 on SCA-13-11, “all USDOL funded projects must allocate funds to cover the cost associated with project monitoring and evaluation activities.”

The SCA does not include a requirement to provide a line item budget. However, the applicant must allocate at least $70,000 to support the external interim and final implementation evaluations.

11:40 Comment From Guest: What is the % for Evaluation under SCA AYEDI?

11:40 ILAB: Please clarify what you are asking with regards to the % for evaluation.

11:42 Comment From Naomi: For SCA 13-07 are there any guidelines on the minimum number of direct beneficiaries that USDOL would like to see reached?

11:42 ILAB: The SCA does not require a specific number of beneficiaries for the African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative in Uganda. Applicants must propose a target number in the proposal. Please note the SCA does set requirements for targeting in terms of beneficiary and target district.

11:44 Comment From peter: SCA 13-08, must the budget be for each activity or per output? for example must one project the cost of an activity in year 4 and its breakdown?

11:44 Comment From Guest: SCA 13-08 does the budget need to be presented per activity or per output?

11:44 ILAB: Peter and Guest, as specified on page 20 of the SCA, the budget must present costs in a manner that is linked to the activities, objectives, and outputs. It does not require the applicant to cost out each activity. The applicant is expected to develop a budget based on the outputs expected to be achieved in accordance with the proposed strategy.

11:44 Comment From Jacob: For CLEAR, how will the other 5 countries be determined?

11:44 ILAB: As stated on page 3 on SCA-13-12, “Final determination of countries to receive support under this award will be subject to approval by USDOL. USDOL reserves the right, after award, to request that the Grantee modify proposed activities in the target countries to maximize the impact of project resources. Any and all requested adjustments would be within the scope of the Cooperative Agreement.”

Also, on page 7, “for the purposes of responding to this SCA, Applicants should consider as potential target countries any country included in the USDOL’s most recent TDA report.”

11:46 Comment From Talhia: SCA 13-07 (AYEDI): Target population is children ages 15 to 18. Is 18 year old group inclusive or it for children 15 years old to just before turning 18

11:46 ILAB: Pursuant to page 5 of the SCA 13-07, youth targeted by the project must be ages 15 to 18. Services must first be provided to youth before they reach age 18.

11:48 Comment From Guest: for AYEDI, monitoring should be 3% or 7%?

11:48 ILAB: As stated on page 21 on SCA-13-07, “Projects with a total project budget less than $6.5 million must adhere to the following guidelines:

Set aside at least 7% of the project budget to cover the cost associated with project monitoring activities, baseline and endline surveys, and research activities.”

11:57 Comment From AP: Regarding Uganda, it appears all 4 key personnel positions need to be employed by the primary applicant (not a sub award), live in Uganda and dedicate 100%. Is this accurate? How does USDOL look upon principal investigators from a university that is the primary applicant? Would a university PI be required to live in Uganda 100% of the time for the project?

11:57 ILAB: According to p. 11 of SCA 13-07, only the key personnel position of Project Director is required to be employed by the grantee (not subgrantees/subcontractors). The SCA also states “Key personnel must allocate 100% of their time to the project and live in the country where the project is being implemented.” This requirement applies to all key personnel. Regarding your question about the involvement of a university, please note as stated in the SCA, eligible applicants may include "Any commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organization(s), including any faith-based, community-based, or public international organization(s), capable of successfully implementing youth empowerment and development projects is eligible to apply. Organizations applying for this award must demonstrate a proven ability to manage complex projects in developing countries through actions that support these aims. This SCA is for the award of a new cooperative agreement with specific project objectives and outcomes as outlined in this SCA. As such, Applicants may not submit applications to renew or supplement an existing project.” For additional information on eligibility see p. 13 of the SCA.

11:59 Comment From Rose: SCA 13-08 Targets and Partners Section- Will we need to demonstrate extensive planning and coordination with potential on the gorund partners (eg. MOLE) upon submission of proposal?

11:59 ILAB: No. The SCA states that “Applicants must address their organization’s existing presence and ability to start up project activities and that Applicants “should also discuss their ability to work directly with relevant government agencies…”

11:59 Comment From Guest N: For SCA 13-07: how does the SCA relate to the child labour policies in the country?

11:59 ILAB: SCA 13-08 states, "Efforts should be made to avoid duplication, enhance collaboration, and develop synergies with government efforts.
Applicants should seek opportunities to coordinate and/or collaborate, as appropriate, with relevant government agencies/ministries at the national, regional, and local level, including the following:
? Ministry of Gender, Labor, and Social Development;
? State Minister for Children and Youth Affairs; and
? Ministry of Education and Sports."

11:59 Comment From Stan: Regarding SCA-13-07, can we continue to submit questions to the poc?

11:59 ILAB: As stated on page 1 on SCA-13-07, the technical question submission deadline is July 31, 2013.

11:59 Comment From Guest: SCA 13-07: M&E budget guidelines listed on pages 20-22 are confusing as they seem to alternately indicate the M&E set-aside should be 3% or 7%. It is also not clear whether the requested $70k plug for external evaluations and $250k for surveys/needs assessments are part of our separate from that set-aside percentage. Please clarify.

11:59 ILAB: In response to questions on M&E allocation requirements for SCA 13-07, a correction will be made. For projects with a total project budget less than $6.5 million, such as the AYEDI project, applicants must set aside at least 3% of the project budget to cover the costs associated with project monitoring activities.

12:00 Comment From HC: Regarding SCA 13-08: Is the Project Director the equivalent of the Principal Investigator leading the project? Sorry for the repeated questions earlier. I wasn't seeing any of my comments posted.

12:00 ILAB: Yes, the Project Director leads the project.

12:01 Comment From AJF: Regarding SCA 13-08, is it OK to submit a project proposal for 3 years, rather than the maximum 4?

12:01 ILAB: Yes.

12:01 Comment From Rose: SCA-13-08 Is there a maximum allowable daily rate for consultants? If, so what is it?

12:01 ILAB: No, mindful that proposals should be cost effective.

12:02 Moderator: Thank you all for participating in today's FY 2013 SCA web chat. We had some great questions. An archive of this chat as well as USDOL responses to any technical questions received from the public will be available on our website.

We appreciate your interest in applying for USDOL funding. Please monitor our website and Grants.gov for any information about ILAB’s FY 2013 SCAs, http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/grants/ and http://www.grants.gov and for Notices of Intent concerning future solicitations. Any additional questions about these solicitations should be submitted to Brenda White and Jim Kinslow in USDOL's Office of Procurement Services at white.brenda.j@dol.gov and kinslow.james@dol.gov.

Thank you again for participating.

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