OSEC Notices

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Georgiette Nkpa. E-mail address: nkpa.georgiette@dol.gov. All inquiries should make reference to the USDOL Combating Exploitative Child Labor by Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods and Educational Opportunities for Children in Egypt and Jordan--Solicitations for Cooperative Agreement Applications. Information on specific target groups, sectors, geographic regions, and funding levels for the potential projects   [9/16/2010]
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FR Doc 2010-23081
[Federal Register: September 16, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 179)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 
Office of the Secretary: Combating Exploitative Child Labor by 
Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods and Educational Opportunities for 
Children in Egypt and Jordan

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

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Solicit Cooperative Agreement Applications.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Bureau of International 
Labor Affairs (ILAB), intends to award, through a competitive and 
merit-based process, two or more cooperative agreements to 
organizations to implement projects to combat exploitative child labor 
by promoting educational and training opportunities for target children 
and sustainable livelihoods for their households. In FY 2010, ILAB 
received Congressional authority to fund subgrants and microfinance 
activities.
    ILAB intends to obligate up to $9.5 million for a child labor 
elimination project(s) in Egypt and up to $4 million for a child labor 
elimination project(s) in Jordan. Projects to be funded under these 
solicitations will need to address the following five goals:
    1. Reducing exploitative child labor, especially the worst forms 
through the provision of direct educational services and by addressing 
root causes of child labor, including innovative strategies to promote 
sustainable livelihoods of target households;
    2. Strengthening policies on child labor, education, and 
sustainable livelihoods, and the capacity of national institutions to 
combat child labor, address its root causes, and promote formal, 
nonformal and vocational education opportunities to provide children 
with alternatives to child labor;
    3. Raising awareness of exploitative and hazardous child labor and 
its root causes, and the importance of education for all children and 
mobilizing a wide array of actors to improve and expand education 
infrastructures;
    4. Supporting research, evaluation, and the collection of reliable 
data on child labor, its root causes, and effective strategies, 
including educational and vocational alternatives, microfinance and 
other income generating activities to improve household income; and
    5. Ensuring the long-term sustainability of these efforts.
    ILAB intends to solicit cooperative agreement applications from 
qualified organizations (i.e., any commercial, international, 
educational, or non-profit organization, including any faith-based, 
community-based, or public international organization(s), capable of 
successfully developing and implementing child labor projects) to 
implement these projects. Please refer to http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/
grants/main.htm for examples of previous notices of availability of 
funds and solicitations for cooperative agreement applications (SGAs).
    Key Dates: The forthcoming SGAs will be published on http://
www.grants.gov and USDOL/ILAB's Web site. A brief synopsis of the 
SGA(s), which will include Web site links to the full text 
solicitation(s), will be published in the Federal Register. The SGA(s) 
will remain open for at least 45 days from the date of publication. All 
cooperative agreement awards will be made on or before December 31, 
2010.
    Submission Information: Applications in response to the forthcoming 
SGAs may be submitted electronically via http://www.grants.gov or hard 
copy by mail. Hard copy applications must be delivered to: U.S. 
Department of Labor, Procurement Services Center, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Room S-4307, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Georgiette 
Nkpa. Any application sent by other delivery methods, including e-mail, 
telegram, or facsimile (FAX) will not be accepted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Georgiette Nkpa. E-mail address: 
nkpa.georgiette@dol.gov. All inquiries should make reference to the 
USDOL Combating Exploitative Child Labor by Promoting Sustainable 
Livelihoods and Educational Opportunities for Children in Egypt and 
Jordan--Solicitations for Cooperative Agreement Applications. 
Information on specific target groups, sectors, geographic regions, and 
funding levels for the potential projects in the countries listed above 
will be addressed in one or more solicitations for cooperative 
agreement applications to be published prior to September 30, 2010. 
Potential applicants should not submit inquiries to USDOL for further 
information on these award opportunities until after USDOL's 
publication of the solicitation(s). For a list of frequently asked 
questions on ILAB's Solicitations for Cooperative Agreement 
Applications (based on last year's solicitation, SGA 09-06), please 
visit http://www.dol.gov/ilab/grants/20090624/SGAQandAs.pdf.
    Background Information: Since 1995, the U.S. Congress has 
appropriated over $780 million to ILAB for efforts to combat 
exploitative child labor internationally. This funding has been used to 
support technical cooperation projects to combat exploitative 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. USDOL-funded projects have withdrawn 
or prevented over 1.4 million children from exploitative child labor.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 7th day of September, 2010.
Cassandra R. Mitchell,
Grant Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-23081 Filed 9-15-10; 8:45 am]
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