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DOL Grants: Funding Opportunities

Strengthening Worker Organizations in Georgia — SCA-14-21

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) intends to award up to $750,000 for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project in Georgia. The purpose for funding this project is to build the capacity of worker organizations to improve respect for workers' rights. The duration of the project funded by this announcement is up to 4 years from the effective date of award. The project start date will be negotiated upon award of the individual cooperative agreement but will be no later than December 31, 2014.

Project to Address Exploitative Child Labor in Ethiopia — SCA-14-20

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) intends award up to $10,000,000 for a cooperative agreement(s) to one or more qualifying organizations to address exploitative child labor in Ethiopia by helping youth ages 14 to 17, with a focus on female youth, develop marketable skills to secure decent work and serve as leaders in their communities. The project will promote education and vocational training opportunities for youth and also will seek to enhance livelihoods and access to social protection programs for youth and their households. The duration of the project(s) funded by this solicitation is four (4) years.

'Stand Down' Grants to Assist Homeless Veterans

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of $600,000 in "Stand Down" grants that will provide an estimated 10,000 homeless veterans with opportunities to reintegrate into society. The grants are being awarded under the department's Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program. Approximately seventy grants in each of the three fiscal years covered by this solicitation are expected to be awarded. A maximum of $10,000 per multi-day event or $7,000 for a one-day event can be awarded. Stand Down grant funds must be used to enhance employment and training opportunities or to promote the self-sufficiency of homeless veterans through paid work. Applications for Stand Down funds will be accepted from State Workforce Agencies, State and local Workforce Investment Boards, Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), local public agencies, and non-profit organizations including community and faith-based organizations. All applications for Stand Down grant funding must be submitted to the appropriate State Director for Veterans' Employment and Training (DVET) at least ninety (90) days prior to the event.