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Offer: Call for Proposals: Project to Reduce Child Labor in Colombia / Deadline: 19 July 2013

"U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Bureau of Intl Labor Affairs (ILAB) is pleased to offer funding opportunity for Project to Reduce Child Labor in Colombia. For this project $9 million is offered to support Colombia’s efforts to reduce child labor, including by promoting safe work in the mining sector, with a focus on artisanal, non-formal mining, as a strategy for mitigating the risk of injuries for adult workers that can negatively impact household livelihoods and contribute to child labor.

Eligibility & Criteria:

Any commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organization(s), including faith-based, community-based, or public international organization(s), capable of successfully reducing child labor in mining and promoting occupational safety and health standards within the framework of mine formalization is eligible to apply. Organizations applying for this award must demonstrate a proven ability to manage complex projects in developing countries through actions that support these aims.

This SCA is for the award of a new cooperative agreement with specific project objectives and outcomes as outlined in this SCA. As such, Applicants may not submit applications to renew or supplement an existing project, Public International Organizations (PIOs) are eligible to apply.

Any commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organization(s), including faith-based, community-based, or public international organization(s), capable of successfully reducing child labor in mining and promoting occupational safety and health standards within the framework of mine formalization is eligible to apply. Organizations applying for this award must demonstrate a proven ability to manage complex projects in developing countries through actions that support these aims. This SCA is for the award of a new cooperative agreement with specific project objectives and outcomes as outlined in this SCA. As such, Applicants may not submit applications to renew or supplement an existing project. Public International Organizations (PIOs) are eligible to apply. However, USDOL requires that PIOs, and all other entities, that elect to apply for this grant opportunity adhere to the specific requirements outlined in this SCA concerning audits and counter-terrorism. In negotiation an award with a PIO, USDOL will discuss the inclusion of appropriate language acknowledging the rights and privileges as currently established and afforded to PIOs by the USG in accordance with U.S. law.

Applicants and any proposed subgrantees or subcontractors must comply with all audit requirements, including those established in OMB Circular A-133. Applicants must also demonstrate in-country presence -either independently or through a relationship with another organization with country presence (i.e., a subgrantee or subcontractor) enabling them to initiate program activities upon award of the cooperative agreement.

The following Applicants (including subgrantees/subcontractors) will NOT be considered:
• Foreign governments and entities that are agencies of, or operated by or for, a foreign state or government.
• Organizations designated by the USG to be associated with terrorism or that have been debarred or suspended.
• Applicants charging a fee (profit) associated with a project funded by USDOL under this award.

Deadline: 19 July 2013

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