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The Fostering Access Rights and Equity (FARE) grant program helps low-income women workers learn about and access their rights and benefits. 
The grant opportunity is available to the Governors of States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Mayor of the District of Columbia, and their designated agencies, partnering with trusted community-based organizations and other nonprofits. The primary purpose of these grants is to provide crucial outreach, education and improved benefits access. FARE grant recipients will conduct the following activities: 

  • Providing outreach to vulnerable, low-income and marginalized women workers.
  • Disseminating educational materials through varied platforms, including social media, in-person or virtual events, brochures and leaflets, one-on-one consultations, and other outreach.
  • Assisting women workers with navigating and calculating benefits.
  • Connecting and referring women workers to additional services, benefits, and/or legal assistance as needed, reasonable, and/or available.
  • Helping women to become focal points for rights, benefits, and assistance in their own communities (i.e., a train-the-trainer model for navigation).

Read the news release, frequently asked questions, and the 2021 funding opportunity announcement, which outline the 2021 program priorities and evaluation factors.