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News Release

Funding for $10M youth-focused project to combat exploitative child labor in Ethiopia available from the US Labor Department

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a $10 million competitive solicitation for a project to address exploitative child labor in Ethiopia.

The project must meet the following criteria:

  • provide services to youth ages 14 to 17 to help prevent and reduce their involvement in hazardous and exploitative labor situations;
  • help youth to develop the marketable skills needed to secure decent work that is appropriate for their age;
  • promote education and vocational training opportunities for youth;
  • seek to enhance livelihoods and access to social protection programs for youth and their households; and
  • support and encourage youth to take on leadership roles in their communities.

Eligible applicants may include any commercial, international, educational or nonprofit organization(s), including any faith-based, community-based or public international organization(s), capable of successfully implementing the actions outlined in the solicitation.

Applications must be submitted in English by September 30 at 5 p.m. EDT electronically via or in hard copy to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room N-4716, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Donna Kelly.

All awards will be made by December 31, 2014. The solicitation for grant applications (SCA 14-20) is available online at and

Release Date
July 29, 2014
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