The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) leads the U.S. Government’s (USG) efforts to improve working conditions and fight labor exploitation around the world. ILAB’s mission is to promote a fair global playing field for workers in the United States and around the world by enforcing trade commitments, strengthening labor standards, and combating international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking.
ILAB’s Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking (OCFT) works to eliminate child labor, forced labor and human trafficking through international research, policy engagement, and technical cooperation.
This FOA solicits applications to implement a project with the objective of increasing the mobilization of civil society and the private sector to address forced labor and/or child labor in one or more industries and/or supply chain(s) in Malaysia.
The project should achieve the following outcomes :
Outcome 1: Improved capacity of private sector partner(s) to implement a social compliance system aimed at eliminating forced labor and/or child labor in one or more industries and/or supply chains producing goods in Malaysia;
Outcome 2 : Improved capacity of civil society actors, which includes worker organizations, to address forced labor and/or child labor in one or more industries and/or supply chains producing goods in Malaysia; and
Outcome 3 : Increased collaboration between civil society, the private sector, government, and other stakeholders to address forced labor and/or child labor in one or more industries and/or supply chains producing goods in Malaysia.
The duration of the project will be a maximum of 54 months from the effective date of the award.
Applicants must propose to focus the project on one or more industries or supply chains producing electronics, garments, palm oil, or rubber gloves in Malaysia, all of which appear on USDOL’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor, as mandated by the Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act of 2005.
Eligible Applicants :
The following organizations are eligible to apply :
U.S. organizations :
- Nonprofits, including any faith-based organizations or community-based organizations
- Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
- Private Institutions of Higher Education
- For-Profit Organizations
Non-U.S. organizations : Non-U.S . Entities, including PIOs, as described in 2 CFR 200.46.
Closing date : April 12, 2021 no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Funding : approximately $12,331,000 is expected to be available to fund approximately two award(s)