Department of Labor grants train and empower workers and job seekers across the country. To view upcoming, current and past funding opportunities, visit the Labor Grants page.
The Women’s Bureau currently administers three grants to help women succeed in the workplace.
The Fostering Access, Rights, and Equity (FARE) grant program helps women workers who earn low wages learn about and access their employment rights and benefits.
In 2023, the FARE grant focused on supporting women workers impacted by gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work and awarded $1,521,324 to five community-based organizations.
The Tradeswomen Building Infrastructure (TBI) grant furthers efforts to create pathways for women into building trades apprenticeships and public works construction careers.
In 2023, the TBI grant awarded $1.35 million to the State of Illinois to fund teams in four or five locations around the U.S. to build equity plans, promote their adoption, and guide the implementation of programming to increase women’s inclusion and equity.
The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant helps to expand pathways for women to enter and lead in all industries.
In 2023, the WANTO grant program awarded $5,000,000 to seven community-based organizations.