USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon
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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
Grants and in-kind support starting at $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals and teams for the development of innovative technological solutions that that help businesses, workers, governments, and non-governmental organizations identify, eradicate, and prevent labor trafficking and/or forced labor practices from the supply chain for goods and services.
For the purposes of this challenge, labor trafficking and/or forced labor practices include forced labor, slavery, the worst forms of child labor, and human trafficking, defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
Solutions are encouraged to focus on one or more of the following areas:
1. Workers’ Voices: Mobile tools that help workers to share information and foster community, access resources, and report labor violations to businesses, governments, NGOs, or each other in the most safe and secure ways possible.
2. Recruitment: Tools to improve the transparency and accountability of the labor recruitment process, encourage responsible practices for employers and recruiters, and empower workers to more safely navigate the employment process.
3. Traceability: Technologies that enable businesses, workers, governments, and NGOs to track, map, and/or share information on commodities, products, and labor conditions in supply chains at high risk of forced labor.
The total available prize pool for the Challenge includes $400,000 in prizes and up to $100,000 of anticipated in-kind support, the form and amount of which is to be determined and provided by the Partnership in its sole discretion.
From the $400,000 Challenge prize pool, up to five Finalists will be awarded $20,000 following the judging of open submissions. Finalists will have the opportunity to improve and iterate upon their submissions and to develop a prototype during the Finalist Accelerator Phase.
After the Finalist Accelerator Phase, Grand Prize Applications shall be submitted. The same Judges will select one Grand Prize winner to receive a $250,000 grant and one Grand Prize Runner-Up winner to receive a $50,000 grant.
The Grand Prize and the Grand Prize Runner-Up awards must be used to support the development of the technological solution proposed in the submission. This may include covering operational or administrative costs of an organization to implement the concept, as appropriate.
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Finalist Accelerator: January– March, 2016