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Limited Submission: Reducing Child Labor in Ethiopian Agriculture Using a Gender Focused Approach

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs and U.S. Department of Labor announce the availability of approximately $5,000,000 total costs for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project in Ethiopia to reduce child labor in Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, with a focus on the informal sector, using a gender mainstreaming approach.

Summary

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $5,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project in Ethiopia to reduce child labor in Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, with a focus on the informal sector, using a gender mainstreaming approach.1 The project will focus on vulnerable women and adolescent girls (ages 15-17) working in agriculture. The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: Increased capacity of the Government of Ethiopia to address child labor in the agricultural sector, with a focus on the informal sector, using a gender mainstreaming approach.
  • Outcome 2: Improved ability of communities to reduce child labor using a gender mainstreaming approach.
  • Outcome 3: Increased economic stability of households vulnerable to child labor, with a focus on women and girls.
    • Outcome 3.1: Members of vulnerable households have enhanced technical and life skills, and employment services.
    • Outcome 3.2: Members of vulnerable households have diversified income.
    • Outcome 3.3: Members of vulnerable households have increased access to social protections.

Please read the full program announcement before preparing your internal application.

Award Amount

  • Approximately $5,000,000 total costs is expected to be available to fund approximately one award. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $5,000,000 total costs.
  • The period of performance is a maximum of 4.5 years (54 months) from the effective date of the award

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 PIOs, as described in 2 CFR 200.46.

Applicants do not need previous experience managing federal awards, but they must speak persuasively about their ability to leverage other previous experience and bring it to scale in support of a large federal investment.

Cost sharing or matching is not required for this program.

Selection Criteria

Application review criteria are on pages 37 – 38 of the FOA. Please refer to the table at the bottom on page 37 for criteria.

Limitation Details

An Institution may submit one proposal.

If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to limsub@uga.edu according to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:

  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal
    • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and UGA contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if any)
    • Indicate whether or not you have submitted to this program in the past. If so, please provide a copy of the review at the end of the internal application.
  • A (maximum two-page) proposal summary that addresses the program’s specific selection criteria.
  • One paragraph describing why this proposal should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program)
  • Curriculum vitae

Internal Selection

Limited Submission announcements often generate multiple competing proposals.  UGA reviewers judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put their best foot forward.  Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria.

Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to limsub@uga.edu by the internal deadline listed above.

Questions?

Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to limsub@uga.edu.

For questions directly related to this program, please contact the following program officers:

Sue Levenstein

Grants Management Specialist

levenstein.susan.l@dol.gov

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