Groups can avail livelihood grants

Date Posted: October 25th, 2017 10:53 AM

To gain access to the government’s livelihood programs, the labor department urged organizations to register with the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP).

Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod said yesterday there are numerous forms of government assistance that the vulnerable sectors can avail of but they first need to be accredited.

Addressing the assembly of Sapatero Movement, Inc. in Marikina, Maglunsod said the DILP seeks to reduce the vulnerability of the poor and marginalized workers by providing grants for capacity building and livelihood projects, either for individual or group level.

Sapatero Movement, which is composed of local shoemakers in Marikina, helps empower the industry workers in revitalizing the shoe manufacturing in the country.

Maglunsod encouraged the organization to register and be accredited by the DOLE to qualify for the DILP funding assistance, specifically in reviving their shoemaking business.

To be enlisted by DILP, organizations must submit complete documentary requirements and application forms at their nearest DOLE Regional/Provincial/Field Offices.

Under the DILP, applicant organizations that qualified for a funding grant are categorized into micro-livelihood, small livelihood, and medium livelihood.

Under the micro-livelihood, an organization composed of 15 to 25 members can avail of a maximum financial assistance of P250,000.00.

Those who have 26 to 50 members can get a maximum financial assistance of P500,000.00, for the Small Livelihood, and an organization composed of more than 50 members can apply for a maximum financial assistance of  P1,000,000.00.

The DILP, on the other hand, also assists individual projects, where qualified beneficiaries can avail of the Starter Kit or Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego-Kart) and access up to a maximum P20,000.00 financial assistance.

END/Tim Laderas

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