APPLICATION FOR LIVELIHOOD PROJECT ASSISTANCE

RATIONALE

   The beneficiaries of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) could venture in either individual or group undertaking. Access to livelihood assistance could either be through Direct Administration by the DOLE Regional/Provincial/Field Offices or through an Accredited Co-Partner (ACP) of DOLE to wit: peoples’/workers’ organization, union, association, federation, cooperative, business association, church-based organization, educational institution, or private foundation.
  The ACPs could act as the proponent who will render technical assistance to the DILP beneficiaries or as the direct beneficiary of the program.
  Funds released to these ACPs is likewise governed by the provisions of COA Circular No. 2012-001 entitled “Prescribing the Revised Guidelines and Documentary Requirements for Common Government Transactions” and COA Circular No. 2007-001 dated October 25, 2007 entitled “Revised Guidelines in the Granting, Utilization, Accounting and Auditing of the Funds Released to Non-Government Organizations/Peoples’ Organizations (NGOs/POs)”.

CLASSIFICATION: COMPLEX

TYPE OF TRANSACTION: Government to Citizen (G2C)
             G2B – Government to Business Entity
             G2G – Government to Government

WHO MAY AVAIL:

  • - Accredited Co-Partners such as Non-Government Organizations and Private Organizations
  • - National Government Agencies (NGAs)
  • - Local Government Units (LGUs)
  • - State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)


BENEFICIARIES
Working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers such as:
  • - Self-employed with insufficient income
  • - Marginalized and landless farmers
  • - Marginalized fisherfolks
  • - Unpaid family workers
  • - Women and youth
  • - Low/minimum wage earners and seasonal workers
  • - Workers displaced or to be displaced as a result of natural disasters or closure of establishment, retrenchment, termination
  • - Persons with disability (PWDs)
  • - Senior Citizens
  • - Indigenous peoples
  • - Parents/guardians of child workers
  • - Rebel returnees
  • - Victims of armed conflict


Checklist of Requirements

Requirement Where to Secure
A. For NGAs including LGUs and SUCs as ACP
1. 1. Application letter duly signed by the authorized officials, i.e. Local Chief Executive (LCE), Chairman/President, Cabinet Secretary, Directors, among others, addressed to the DOLE Regional Director
  • Proponent
2. Detailed project proposal which is duly approved/signed by the authorized officials as enumerated in #1 above and indicating equity Proponent
3. For LGUs and SUCs, Board or Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Resolution authorizing an official to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to avail of DOLE livelihood LGUs and SUCs
4. Individual beneficiary profile (with picture) and proponent ACP profile DOLE Regional/Provincial/Field Office
5. MOA between the parties. DOLE Regional/Provincial/Field Office
6. For LGUs (City, Provincial/Municipal), a copy of the portion of their Local Development Plan referring to Labor and Employment/Social Services with detailed estimates of Approved Project Expenditures or Estimated Expenses LGUs
7. Certification from the DOLE Regional Office’s Accountant that the previous cash advance granted has been liquidated and stamped received by Commission on Audit
Note: A Focal Person shall be designated by the NGAs, LGUs or SUCs to coordinate and transact with DOLE in the availment of programs and services.
DOLE Regional/Provincial/Field Office
B. For other Types of ACPs
1. Application letter by the ACP addressed to the DOLE Regional Director Proponent
2. Detailed and duly signed Project Proposal from the ACP (indicating/showing that the ACP has equity equivalent to at least 20% of the total project cost) Proponent
3. Individual Beneficiary Profile (with picture) and Proponent ACP Profile DOLE Regional/Provincial/Field Office
4. Copy of ACP Certificate of Accreditation Proponent
5. Board Resolution authorizing a representative to enter into a MOA Proponent
6. MOA between DOLE RO and the ACP DOLE Regional/Provincial/Field Office
7. Audited financial reports (statements) for the past three (3) years preceding the date of project implementation. For applicant which has been in operation for less than three (3) years, financial reports for the years in operation and proof of previous implementation of similar projects. Proponent
8. Disclosure of other related business, if any Proponent
9. Work and financial plan and sources of and details of proponent’s equity participation in the project Proponent
10. List and/or photographs of similar projects previously completed, if any, indicating the source of funds for implementation Proponent
11. Sworn affidavit of the secretary of the applicant organization/entity that none of its incorporators, organizers, directors or officer’s is an agent of or related by consanguinity or affinity up to the fourth civil degree to the official of the agency authorized to process and/or approve proposed MOA, and release funds Proponent
12. Certificate from the DOLE RO’s Accountant that the previous cash advance granted has been liquidated and stamped received by the COA. DOLE Regional/Provincial/Field Office

Basic Steps

Client Steps Agency Action Fees to be Paid Processing Time Person Responsible
1. Get the list of requirements for application for livelihood project assistance and the pro-forma project proposal/business plan format from the Action Officer 1. Provide the list of requirements for availment of livelihood assistance and the pro-forma project proposal/business plan. None 15 minutes Action officer or alternate
2. Submit the project proposal/business plan with the documentary requirements

2. Check the completeness of the proposal and documentary requirements.

2.1. If incomplete, notify the proponent and return the application.


2.2. If complete, conduct initial evaluation of proposal.


2.3. If met the required rating, endorse the evaluation to DOLE Regional Office – Technical Support Services Division.

None 3 days PO/FO Action Officer
3. Validate and concur on the result of the evaluation, as indicated in the project appraisal report.
3.1. Recommend for approval/ disapproval.
None 7 days Regional Project Management Team
3. Receive Notice of Approval and a copy of the proposed MOA with schedule of the MOA signing or Notice of Disapproval, as the case may be, thru fax, email or mail. 4. Approve/Disapprove the project proposal and the grant of livelihood project assistance.
4.1. If viable and approved, release the Notice of Approval and proposed MOA or if not approved and not viable, release a Notice of Disapproval citing the reasons and deficiency/ies noted.
4.2. Include/line up the approved proposal in the priority list for funding.
Note: The release of funds is not included in the 10-day processing time because funds/grants for POs are subject to funds availability.
Total None 10 day, 15 minutes