Grants & Contracts

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs partners with international organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities, research institutions, and others to advance workers' rights and livelihoods through technical assistance projects, research, and project evaluations. These activities are funded through grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts.

For detailed instructions on how to apply, please visit and

To learn more about our past grants and cooperative agreements please visit and select "Archived" under Opportunity Status in the left column. To learn more about our past contracts, visit the archives page at and browse by agency.


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Funding Opportunity Announcements

  • FOA-ILAB-18-01: Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Forced Labor and Improve Working Conditions
  • FOA-ILAB-18-02: From Research to Practice: Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labor and Forced Labor
  • FOA-ILAB-18-03Combatting Child Labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Cobalt Industry
  • FOA-ILAB-18-04: Improving the Enforcement of Labor Laws in Guatemala
  • FOA-ILAB-18-05Improving the Capacity of Labor and Agriculture Stakeholders to Address Child Labor in Agricultural Areas in Argentina
  • FOA-ILAB-18-06: The Responsible Recruitment project
  • FOA-ILAB-18-07: Empowering Women and Girls in Supply Chains
  • FOA-ILAB-18-08: Engaging Workers and Civil Society to Strengthen Labor Law Enforcement
  • FOA-ILAB-18-09: Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor in Palm Oil Supply Chains
  • FOA-ILAB-18-10Strengthening Labor and Criminal Law Enforcement to Address Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking
  • FOA-ILAB-18-12: Strengthening Government Labor Law Enforcement

These documents are provided as examples and are subject to change. All of the links below are to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC/workstation in order to view the files. You can download the Reader free of charge from the Adobe Web site.