2022 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: Fostering Access, Rights and Equity Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced a funding opportunity of $2 million for up to eight grants to help women who are paid low wages learn about and access their employment rights and benefits.

Administered by the department’s Women’s Bureau and the Employment and Training Administration, the Fostering Access, Rights and Equity (FARE) grants are designed to support non-profit organizations that connect women workers to services, benefits and legal assistance.

“Working women, especially underserved and marginalized low-paid workers, may not be aware of their employment rights and benefits and how existing policies protect them,” said Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon. “The FARE grant aims to ensure women know when their workplace rights are being violated and that they’re equipped to advocate for themselves in the workplace.”

Grant recipients will provide the following support:

  • Conduct outreach that includes sharing educational materials through varied methods, ranging from social media to one-on-one consultations.
  • Assist women workers with navigating and calculating benefits.
  • Connect and refer women workers to additional services, benefits and/or legal assistance.
  • Help women become focal points for rights, benefits and assistance in their own communities.

Learn more about the FARE grant and our 2021 recipients.

Apply for the 2022 FARE grant by July 1, 2022.

Source: U.S. DOL