Grant Opportunity for Nonprofits/CBOs Addressing Child Labor in West African Agriculture

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), announces the availability of funds for 1 cooperative agreement to fund Phase I of a technical assistance project in West Africa to improve action by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission and ECOWAS Member States to combat child labor, with a focus in agriculture.

The two phases of the project will aim to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: Increased capacity of ECOWAS to implement the ECOWAS Regional Action Plan to eliminate child labor.
  • Outcome 2: Increased mobilization of ECOWAS Member States to implement National Action Plans to eliminate child labor.
  • Outcome 2.1: Improved legislative, policy, and enforcement environment for enabling national action to address child labor.
  • Outcome 2.2: Increased action by communities to develop and implement Community Action Plans to reduce child labor in agriculture.
  • Outcome 2.3: Increased access to education, livelihoods, or other forms of social protection in agricultural communities.

Eligibility:

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 Public International Organizations [PIOs],

Grant size: $4,000,000

Deadline: October 7th, 2022

Grant Sector:
  • Youth & Children
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