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DOL Announces Grant Opportunity for Labor Outreach to Women Employees

  • Department of Labor announces $1.5 million to fund up to six Fostering Access, Rights and Equity grants
  • Program aims to help women workers “understand and exercise their rights and benefits in the workplace.”
  • Applicants must meet certain requirements and apply by July 15

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

Nonprofits and community-based organizations who work to assist women employees may be eligible for grant awards through the Department of Labor.

The DOL recently announced $1.5 million to support up to six Fostering Access, Rights and Equity grants for entities that “conduct outreach to women workers to help them understand and exercise their rights and benefits in the workplace.” The grants will be between $250,000 and $350,000.

  • The DOL says women, especially those in lower-paid professions, have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and that the grants will “help ensure that women workers share in the prosperity of the nation’s economic recovery”
  • Applicants must provide at least one of four services, including outreach to vulnerable, low-income, and marginalized women workers; disseminating educational materials through varied platforms; assisting women workers with benefits, legal assistance, and other service; or raising awareness of women’s rights to benefits and assistance
  • The deadline for applications is July 15

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