DILP or Kabuhayan Program is the DOLE's contribution to the governments’ agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and substantial poverty reduction. It seeks to reduce the vulnerability to risks of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers by providing them access to a grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood ventures either for individual or group undertakings. Livelihood projects eligible for assistance are the following
The DILP is implemented either through Direct Administration by the DOLE Regional Offices or through an Accredited Co-Partner (ACP). Under this scheme, the following organizations will qualify for accreditation as co-partner: (a) peoples’ organizations; (b) workers’ associations; (c) unions/federations; (d) state universities and colleges/higher educational institutions/ national technical-vocational schools; (e) local government units; (f) cooperatives; and (g) national government agencies.
Livelihood assistance may be availed as individual projects or as group projects. For group projects, these may be segregated according to membership size:
In all cases, a beneficiary-organization should have a Project Management Team and profit sharing scheme, which should be both stipulated in the business plan/proposal and in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
Under individual projects arrangement, the beneficiary can avail of the Starter Kit or Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego-Kart), up to a maximum financial assistance of P20,000.00, depending on the project requirement.
Qualified beneficiaries of the Program are entitled to the following:
Intended beneficiaries are the:
Note: Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the government employees, including those at the local government units, are not eligible to avail of the program.
To avail of the livelihood assistance, the proponent shall submit the following to the nearest DOLE Regional/ Provincial/ Field Offices:
- profiles of beneficiaries,