Improved Adherence to International Labor Standards in the Agriculture Sector in Mexico

Funding Agency:
Department of Labor

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $8,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project in Mexico to improve adherence to international labor standards in the agriculture sector.  The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: Increased capacity of government officials to enforce labor laws specifically related to child labor, forced labor, occupational safety and health and other acceptable conditions of work in the agriculture sector.
  • Outcome 2: Increased compliance with labor laws, including occupational safety and health and other acceptable conditions of work, by private sector stakeholders in the agriculture sector.


Multiple applications from an organization are not allowed.


  • Duke Internal: Interested applicants should contact Paul Noe as early as possible
  • Sponsor Deadline: Oct. 10, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

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 2 CFR 200.46.



Amount Description

Funding will be provided in the form of a cooperative agreement. Approximately $8,000,000 total costs is expected to be available to fund approximately one award. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $8,000,000 total costs. Awards made under this announcement are subject to the availability of Federal funds. In the event that additional funds become available, USDOL reserves the right to use such funds to select additional recipients from applications submitted in response to this announcement.

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
CV or Biosketch of project leader
Project summary - 2 to 4 pages

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials:

External Deadline

October 10, 2019