U.S. Dept of Labor Grants
The Dept. of Labor delegates grant and procurement authority through a decentralized procurement structure via several other government agencies.
For instance, the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) provides grants (cooperative agreements) for the implementation of projects designed to assist developing countries combat the worse forms of child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking; and support worker rights and improve working conditions.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides project grants (cooperative agreements) and the dissemination of technical statistical data and related information on labor force activities; provides data on prices (CPI) and cost of living; data on productivity and technology data; data on compensation and working conditions; data on employment projections.
The Employment and Training (ETA) administers financial assistance programs pursuant to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), administering State formula grant programs for youth, adults and dislocated workers, national emergency grants for workers affected by mass layoffs, plant closures, and disasters; grant programs for workers with disabilities, Indians and Native Americans, and for migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
And, the Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) provides grants for research, education and training programs to ensure an adequate and competent staff of trained inspectors; and assistance for establishing or improving State mine health and safety programs through technical assistance.
Many other grant programs are offered.
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