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The Fostering Access, Rights and Equity (FARE) grant program helps women workers who are paid low wages learn about and access their employment rights and benefits.

The 2023 FARE grant program recipients will undertake projects to assist marginalized and underserved women workers who have been impacted by gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in the world of work by building awareness, connecting women to federal and state workplace rights and benefits, and implementing worker and survivor-driven strategies to shift workplace norms.

Read the news release, frequently asked questions and 2023 funding opportunity announcement, which outlines the program priorities and evaluation factors.

Past Recipients

In 2022, the FARE grant program awarded $1,991,705 to six non-profit organizations that connect women workers to services, benefits and legal assistance.

  1. Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
  2. Gang Alternative, Inc.
  3. Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services
  4. Public Justice Center, Inc.
  5. The Research Foundation for SUNY on behalf of U. at Buffalo
  6. Western North Carolina Workers’ Center

2022 FARE grant recipients provide the following support:

  • Conduct outreach to women who are paid low wages at work and otherwise marginalized and underserved.
  • Share educational materials through various platforms, including social media, in-person or virtual events, brochures and leaflets, and one-on-one consultations.
  • Assist women workers with navigating and calculating benefits.
  • Help 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 2022 news release, frequently asked questions, and funding opportunity announcement.

In 2021, the FARE grant program awarded $2,004,348 to six state and territory agencies:

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Government of Guam, Department of Administration, Bureau of Women’s Affairs
  • Illinois Department of Labor
  • Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
  • New York State Department of Labor
  • Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Read the 2021 grant description summary.

Read the 2021 news releasefrequently asked questions, and funding opportunity announcement.