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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of International Labor Affairs. FY08 Combating Exploitive Child Labor through Education Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement Applications (SGA 08-01). Kevin Willcutts, Deputy Director Michal Murphy, International Relations Officer
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of International Labor Affairs FY08 Combating Exploitive Child Labor through Education Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement Applications (SGA 08-01) Kevin Willcutts, Deputy Director Michal Murphy, International Relations Officer Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT)
Presentation Overview • Target Countries for FY 2008 • Structure of ILAB/OCFT’s FY 2008 SGA • What’s New in FY 2008 • Key Points Coming Soon • Forced Labor Research SGA
Guinea - $3.5 million Jordan - $4 million Madagascar - $4.5 million Nicaragua - $5 million Yemen - $3.5 million Target Countries for FY 2008
Executive Summary Funding Opportunity Description Background Scope of Work General Requirements Country-Specific Requirements Award Information Eligibility Information Application and Submission Information Application Review Information Award Administration Information Agency Contacts Appendices Cost Proposal Format Technical Proposal Format Direct Beneficiary Services Table Subgrants vs. Subcontracts Structure of FY 08 SGA
1. Withdrawal and Prevention of Children from Exploitive Child Labor (CL) 2. Strengthening Country Capacity 3. Raising Awareness 4. Supporting Research and Data Collection 5. Promoting Sustainability Section I.B. Scope of Work:Five Goals of USDOL-Funded Projects
Section I.B. Scope of Work:General Requirements • Collaboration and Leveraging Resources • Outcomes, GPRA, DOL-OCFT Common Indicators, and Project Monitoring
Section I.B. Scope of Work: Country-Specific Requirements • Background • Relevant Laws, Policies, Programs, and Projects • Scope of Work • Specific Target Groups, Sectors, and/or Geographic Focus • Collaboration with Specific Programs and/or Links to Specific National Policies • Implementing Environment/Cross-Cutting Themes • Project-Specific Strategies
Section V.Application Evaluation Criteria • Project Design/Budget Cost-Effectiveness 40 points • Strategy for Monitoring Direct Beneficiaries 10 points • Sustainability Strategy 10 points • Organizational Capacity 20 points • Key Personnel/Management Plan/Staffing 20 points • Additional Direct Beneficiaries 5 extra points • Cost Sharing 5 extra points Total Possible: 110 points
What’s New in FY 2008 • Revised guidance on Direct Beneficiary Monitoring in the Scope of Work [Section I.B.1.a.(4)] • New guidance on promoting Healthy Learning Environments (Section I.B.1.a.(1).
What’s New in FY 2008 • Cost Proposal- New/Revised Forms: • SF-424 Supplemental Key Contacts Information Form • Revised Indirect Cost Information Form • For Associations: • Info on Consolidated SF 424 and SF 424A and Individual SF 424As • Info on Consolidated Outputs-Based Budget and Individual Outputs-Based Budgets
What’s New in FY 2008 • Technical Proposal- New/Revised Docs: • Direct Beneficiaries Services Table and corresponding Methodology for Cost per Child Estimates • Revised Sustainability Matrix
Key Points • Personal Expenses for Project Staff (Section IV.D.8) • Subcontractors do not have Decision-Making Authority Pertaining to the Grant
Key Points- Non-responsiveness • Applications will be considered non-responsive if: • Not submitted on www.grants.gov • DUNS number(s) or exemptions not included • Applicant proposes to serve < 175 beneficiaries per $100,000 of DOL funding • All required audit reports not included
Key Points- Non-responsiveness (continued) • Audit reports submitted are out of compliance with OMB Circular A-133 (For US-based non-profits) • Key personnel candidates not designated, or résumés and signed letters of commitment not included • Responses to more than one country under this solicitation are combined
Key Points - Guidance • Technical questions on the SGA will only be accepted until May 15, 2008 • DOL will compile all technical questions received and will publish these, along with responses, by May 22, 2008 on USDOL/ILAB’s Web site www.dol.gov/ILAB/grants/main.htm • FAQs on DOL Website
Forced Labor Research SGA • USDOL intends to award a cooperative agreement for forced labor research in select countries to be determined • SGA will be published soon – Check www.grants.gov and USDOL/ILAB’s Web site www.dol.gov/ILAB/grants/main.htm for updates