(CLOSED) FOA-ILAB-19-05 Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls (EQUAL)

Sponsor Name: 
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Amount: 
$5,000,000
Description of the Award: 

In support of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP), the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of approximately $5,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund one technical assistance project in Mexico to economically empower vulnerable women and girls. The objective of the project is to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls within the agricultural sector. The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes:

Outcome 1: Improved economic participation in quality jobs within the agricultural sector by women and adolescent girls identified as vulnerable to child labor, forced labor, and/or other violations of labor rights, including occupational safety and health infractions.

• Outcome 1.1: Vulnerable women and girls have an improved understanding of their rights and increased ability to access protections against child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights, including occupational safety and health infractions.

• Outcome 1.2: Vulnerable women and girls have enhanced skills.

• Outcome 1.3: Vulnerable women and girls have increased opportunities for economic advancement.

Outcome 2: Improved practices by government and private sector actors to reduce vulnerability of women and girls of legal working age to child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights, including occupational safety and health infractions, within the agricultural sector.

In Mexico, the project must work in the agricultural sector in coffee and sugarcane, but may include other agricultural goods, in one or more of the following states: Oaxaca, and/or Veracruz. The duration of the project will be a maximum of four years (48 months) from the effective date of the award.

Please see FOA for Application Requirements.

Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
1
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Aug 26, 2019
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

Interested applicants should send the following documents in sequence in one PDF file (File name: Last name_ILAB_2019 no later than 4:00 p.m. on the internal submission deadline:

Cover Page must include:

  • Principal Investigator’s (PI's) names and departmental affiliation
  • Co-PI's names and departmental affiliation(s)

  • A list of possible participating organizations (if applicable)

  • Proposal Title

Proposal Abstract (no more than two pages):

  • Describe the need for assistance, including the nature and scope of the problems

  • Project Strategy (the project must aim to economically empower vulnerable women and girls)

  • Outcomes (propose a strategy to achieve the project-level objective and expected outcomes)

Formatting Guidelines and Page Limit:

  • Font/size: Times New Roman (12 pt.)

  • Document margins: 1.0” (top, bottom, left and right)

  • Standard paper size (8 ½” x 11)

Questions concerning the limited submissions process may be submitted to limitedsubs@psu.edu.

To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
Notes: 
No applicants