DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) or KABUHAYAN Program


What is DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) or KABUHAYAN Program?

A flagship program of the DOLE that provides grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood and entrepreneurial ventures for vulnerable and marginalized workers.


What are the program components of DILP?

Kabuhayan Formation – Provides beneficiaries with startup capital to venture into individual livelihood, or collective enterprise undertakings.

Kabuhayan Enhancement – Provides existing livelihood undertakings with additional working capital to enable them to grow into viable and sustainable business.

Kabuhayan Restoration – Provides working capital for the re-establishment of lost or damaged livelihoods due to occurrence of natural disasters/calamities.


What are the services that can be provided for the DILP beneficiaries?

Provision of training on business planning, basic entrepreneurship development training, productivity and workers safety and health, and production skills.

Provision of working capital in the form of raw materials, equipment, tools and jigs and other support services. Support services such as common service facility and training-cum-production can also be funded.

Enrolment to group micro insurance scheme

Provision of continuing technical and business advisory services


How are the livelihood projects classified for group category?

Microlivelihood – An organization composed of 15-25 members can avail of a maximum grant assistance of P250,000.00

Small Livelihood – An organization composed of 26-50 members can avail of a maximum grant assistance of P500,000.00

Medium Livelihood – An organization composed of more than 50 members can avail of a maximum grant assistance of P1,000.000.00

Note: An organization managing a group project should have a Project Management Team and Profit Sharing Scheme, which should be both stipulated in the business plan/proposal and in the MOA. The amount of assistance depends on the project requirement.


 How are the livelihood projects classified for individual category?

Individual beneficiaries can avail of the Starter Kit or Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego-Kart), up to a maximum grant assistance of P 20,000.00, depending on the project requirement.


Who are the eligible beneficiaries of the DILP?

Self-employed workers who are unable to earn sufficient income

Unpaid family workers

Low-waged and seasonal workers

Workers displaced or to be displaced

Marginalized and landless farmers

Marginalized fisher-folks

Women and Youth

Persons with Disability

Senior Citizens

Indigenous Peoples

Victims of Armed Conflicts

Rebel Returnees

Parents of child laborers


Who are not eligible?

Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)

Government Employees, including those at the Local Government Units (LGUs)


What are the eligible projects that the beneficiaries can venture in?

Priorities of the Regional Development Council (RDC), Regional Convergence Committee (RCC) & Regional Development Plan of LGUs

Industries identified as key employment generators (i.e. agribusiness, information technology, health and wellness, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, etc.)

DTI priority products (i.e. food processing, cacao, coffee, coco coir, wearable and home styles)

The following projects are not eligible: (1) Micro-lending projects; (2) Projects with construction works; (3) Projects that would require purchase of motor vehicles (Only tractors, trailers and traction engines of all kinds used exclusively for agricultural purposes could be funded.)