The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U. S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announces the availability of approximately $3,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project to increase the use of forced labor
research in policy and programmatic decision-making to eliminate forced labor around the world.
The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes:
(1) Increased knowledge of the nature and extent of forced labor where scarce research exists; and (2) Increased mobilization of decision-makers in the private sector, government, and civil society to act against forced labor.
The duration of the project will be a maximum of four years (48 months) from the effective date of the award.
Eligible applicants may include any commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organizations, including any faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, or public international organizations (PIOs), capable of successfully fulfilling the objectives identified in the Funding Opportunity Description.
Study results may be published independently without USDOL funds after the cooperative agreement has closed.
However, studies and research tools serving as primary deliverables under this agreement must be published and made publicly available prior to the end of the period of performance.
A minimum of two studies must be proposed to achieve outcomes supported under this grant.