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ILAB News Release: [07/14/2011]
Contact Name: Gloria Della or Joshua Lamont
Phone Number: (202) 693-8666 or x4661
Release Number: 11-1074-NAT

US Department of Labor announces $15 million grant competition to combat child labor in Philippine sugarcane production

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a $15 million competitive solicitation for a cooperative agreement to support efforts to combat exploitative child labor in areas of sugarcane production in the Philippines.

Qualified organization(s) will implement technical assistance projects that aim to combat child labor by:

  • Using an innovative, effective and integrated approach that involves increasing children's access to quality education.
  • Promoting sustainable livelihoods for children's households.
  • Increasing the access of beneficiaries to national social protection programs that help households overcome dependence on children working in order to meet basic needs.

Eligible applicants must respond to the entire scope of work outlined in this solicitation. Applications must be submitted by Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. EDT electronically via http://www.grants.gov or as hard copies to the U.S. Department of Labor, Procurement Services Center, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S-4307, Washington, D.C. 20210, Attention: Brenda White and Jim Kinslow.

All cooperative agreement awards will be made by Sept. 30. The solicitation for grant applications is available online at http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/grants/ and http://www.grants.gov.