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Project to Increase Collective Action to Address Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Other Unacceptable Conditions of Work in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted August 12, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on September 26, 2021
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The project’s objective is to increase collective action to address child labor, forced labor, and other unacceptable conditions of work in all three countries. The project will utilize an area-based and holistic approach to address violations of labor rights most prevalent in the target areas, including child labor, forced labor, and unacceptable conditions of work.

The project will include:
• A focus on people of African descent, Garifuna, and indigenous communities, and
• Actions to promote gender and racial equity.

The project will support the implementation of the U.S. Central America Strategy and the Biden Administration's Executive Orders on Central America and Racial Equity6, and be in line with the UN Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024).

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. U.S. organizations:
a) Nonprofits, including any faith-based organizations or community-based organizations;
b) Public / State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education;
c) Private Institutions of Higher Education;
d) For-Profit Organizations.
2. Non-U.S. organizations:
a) Non-U.S. Entities, including PIOs as described in 2 CFR 200.1 and
b) nonprofits from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
3. 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.

To address child labor, forced labor, and other unacceptable conditions of work, the project should accomplish the following outcomes:
Outcome 1: Increased resiliency of civil society organizations (CSOs) and workers’ organizations.
Outcome 2: Improved enabling environment for CSOs and workers’ organizations.

Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to USD $7 million total costs.

The period of performance is a maximum of 4.5 years (54 months) from the effective date of the award. This performance period includes all necessary implementation and start-up activities.

Closing Date for Applications: September 27, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 12
Aug 12

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
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c) Click on Filters;
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e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
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Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Aug 13
Aug 13

Thanks, Ana.