Updated May 22, 2019CLOSED

Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Agriculture (EQUAL)

The objective of the project is to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls within the agricultural sector.5 The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes:
Outcome 1: Improved economic participation in quality jobs within the agricultural sector by
women and adolescent girls identified as vulnerable to child labor, forced labor, and/or other
violations of labor rights.
Outcome 2: Improved practices by government and private sector actors to reduce vulnerability
of women and girls of legal working age to child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor
rights within the agricultural sector.
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CLOSEDJul 19, 2019Deadline
Up to $5,000,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
RegionLatin America / Caribbean
Focus AreasGender
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 attachment

Other Requirements

Financial Statements

Recipients must comply with the single audit requirements seen in attachment.

Impact Evaluation/M&E PlanApplicants must confirm in their proposal their commitment to collaborate with a USDOL-contracted External Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Expert and/or USDOL staff M&E experts in developing the project’s Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP). See attachment for more details.REQUIRED
Reporting Requirements
Applicants must discuss their project’s management plan, including a narrative description of the structure of the project’s management team, key personnel roles and responsibilities, and the lines of authority between key personnel and other project staff responsible for providing services related to project intervention.
Applicants must prepare a cost proposal as part of the application. The cost proposal must reflect consistency between the proposed costs and the work to be performed as outlined in the Project Narrative of the applicant’s technical proposal.
Cost sharing or matching are not required for this program.

Application Directions

Submit applications via https://www.grants.gov/ in response to this funding opportunity number.


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