International Labor Programs

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) promotes a fair global playing field for workers and businesses in the United States by enforcing trade commitments; strengthening labor standards; and combating international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking.

ILAB combines trade

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and labor monitoring and enforcement, policy engagement, research, and technical cooperation to carry out the international responsibilities of the Department of Labor.

Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

That funds available to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs may be used to administer or operate international labor activities, bilateral and multilateral technical assistance, and microfinance programs, by or through contracts, grants, subgrants and other arrangements, including programs to combat exploitative child labor internationally and model programs that address worker rights issues through technical assistance in countries with which the United States has free trade agreements or trade preference programs.

100% of funds are for discretionary activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Beneficiary Eligibility



No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Procedures for each project are specified in the applicable request for proposals. Generally, the procedure is as follows: A technical review panel composed of federal staff and peer reviewers evaluates eligible submitted applications. The panel prepares a report for the Grant Officer identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each application and the cumulative rating. Selections are made based on the best rated proposals, as well as other factors as cited in the funding opportunity announcement. Once selections are made by the Grant Officer, an Award Notification is sent to awardees. If an application is rejected, a letter is sent to the applicant as notification that they were not selected as a recipient.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law 113-76; Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235; Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law 114-113; Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 115-31.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.




Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. Cost sharing or matching funds (including in-kind contributions) are not required; however, USDOL welcomes applications that include cost share or matching funds. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects generally run from 3 to 4 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are made available through the Payment Management System operated by the Department of Health and Human Services. Funds may be drawn down as expenses are incurred or for immediate needs.

Post Assistance Requirements





No expenditure reports are required.



In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Bruce Yoon 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: Phone: 202-693-4876

Criteria for Selecting Proposals


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