ILAB, OSEC Notices

Combating Exploitive Child Labor Through Education in Guatemala, Indonesia, Nepal, and Rwanda   [6/8/2009]
FR Doc E9-13319
[Federal Register: June 8, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 108)]
[Page 27183]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Office of the Secretary

Combating Exploitive Child Labor Through Education in Guatemala, 
Indonesia, Nepal, and Rwanda

AGENCY: Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of 

ACTION: New. Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for 
Cooperative Agreement Applications (SGA). The full announcement is 
posted on and USDOL/ILAB's Web site at http://


    Funding Opportunity Number: SGA 09-06.
    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: Not 
    Summary: The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Bureau of 
International Labor Affairs (ILAB) will award up to USD 18.45 million 
through 4 or more cooperative agreements to one or more qualifying 
organizations and/or Associations to combat exploitive child labor in 
the following 4 countries: Guatemala (up to USD 4.2 million), Indonesia 
(up to USD 5.5 million), Nepal (up to USD 4.25 million) and Rwanda (up 
to USD 4.5 million). Projects funded under SGA 09-06 will seek to 
ensure children's long-term withdrawal and prevention from exploitive 
child labor, including through the provision of direct educational 
services, and build capacity in target countries to eliminate 
exploitive child labor.
    Application and Submission Information: The full-text version of 
SGA 09-06 is available on and USDOL/ILAB's Web 
site at
    All applications in response to this solicitation may be submitted 
in hard copy or electronically via Applications 
submitted by other means, including e-mail, telegram, or facsimile 
(FAX) will not be accepted. Irrespective of submission method, all 
applications must be received by USDOL by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
(EST) on July 27, 2009. Applicants electing to submit hard copies must 
submit one (1) blue ink-signed original, complete application, plus 
three (3) additional copies of the application. Applicants electing to 
submit electronically must submit one electronic copy of the complete 
application via no later than 5 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time (EST) on July 27, 2009. Hard copy applications must be 
delivered to: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Procurement Services, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S-4307, Washington, DC 20210, 
Attention: Lisa Harvey, Reference: Solicitation 09-06. Applicants 
submitting via are responsible for ensuring that 
their applications are received by by the 
deadline. Applicants are advised to submit their applications in 
advance of the deadline.
    Key Dates: The deadline for submission of applications is July 27, 
2009. All technical questions regarding SGA 09-06 must be sent by June 
30, 2009 in order to receive a response. USDOL will make all 
cooperative agreement awards on or before September 30, 2009.
    Agency Contacts: All technical questions regarding SGA 09-06 should 
be sent to Lisa Harvey, Grant Officer, U.S. Department of Labor's 
Office of Procurement Services, via e-mail (e-mail address:, with a copy to Georgiette Nkpa at; telephone: (202) 693-4570)--please note that 
this is not a toll-free-number).
    Background Information: Since 1995, the U.S. Congress has 
appropriated over USD 720 million to ILAB for efforts to combat 
exploitive child labor internationally. This funding has been used to 
support technical cooperation projects to combat exploitive child 
labor, including the worst forms, in more than 80 countries around the 
world. Technical cooperation projects funded by USDOL range from 
targeted action programs in specific sectors of work to more 
comprehensive programs that support national efforts to eliminate the 
worst forms of child labor, as defined by International Labor 
Organization (ILO) Convention 182. Projects funded by USDOL to combat 
exploitive child labor internationally seek to achieve the following 
five goals:
    1. Withdraw and prevent children from involvement in exploitive 
child labor through the provision of direct educational and training 
    2. Strengthen policies on child labor and education, the capacity 
of national institutions to combat child labor, and formal and 
transitional education systems that encourage working children and 
those at risk of working to attend school;
    3. Raise awareness of the importance of education for all children 
and mobilize a wide array of actors to improve and expand education 
    4. Support research and the collection of reliable data on child 
labor; and
    5. Ensure the long-term sustainability of these efforts.
    Since 1995, USDOL-funded projects have withdrawn or prevented over 
1.3 million children from exploitive labor.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of June, 2009.
Lisa Harvey,
Grant Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-13319 Filed 6-5-09; 8:45 am]