Labor Grants: Empowering All Workers – Morning, Noon, and Night

Our grants connect, protect, train, support, and empower workers and job seekers, at home and abroad.

We stand ready to serve workers in all communities, with targeted programs for:

  • Teens and young adults
  • Low-wage workers
  • Women in nontraditional occupations
  • People with disabilities
  • Veterans and returning service members
  • Previously incarcerated youth or adults
  • Tribal communities
  • Rural communities

Find Available Grants:

Find Available Grants:

Grant

Description

Focus

Who Can Apply

Posted Date

Contact

Grant

Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants

Fact Sheet

Description

Builds the capacity of community colleges to equitably increase employment by focusing on specific industry sectors and career pathways that will lead to more rapid reskilling and (re)employment in quality jobs.

Focus

Individuals enrolled at community colleges.

Who Can Apply

Community Colleges

Posted Date

Posted 3/2/22; Due 6/2/22

Contact

Carls.Matthew.L@dol.gov

Grant

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): A Grant Initiative for the Appalachian and Delta Regions

Fact Sheet

Description

Provides enhanced training and support activities to dislocated workers, new entrants in the workforce, incumbent workers, and individuals affected by substance use disorder returning to work in the Appalachian and Delta regions.

Focus

Energy Communities; Appalanchian and Delta Regions; Dislocated Workers

Who Can Apply

Nonprofits; State, County, City, Special district or township governments; Public and Private institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations; Independent school districts

Posted Date

Posted 4/27/22; Due 7/8/22

Contact

Mathew.Anu@dol.gov

Grant

Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities

Fact Sheet

Description

Cooperative agreement to operate the Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Policy Development Center.  

Focus

Individuals with disabilities, with a focus on equity for historically marginalized communities.

Who Can Apply

 Nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, small businesses.

Posted Date

Posted 5/3/22; Due 6/17/22

Contact

Hill.Andrea@dol.gov

Grant

Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO)

Fact Sheet

Description

Provides funding to grow the employment of women in apprenticeable occupations and nontraditional occupations by developing pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, or other nontraditional skills training programs and providing support services.

Focus

Women, employers and labor unions. 

Who Can Apply

Community-based organizations (CBO)

Posted Date

Posted 5/11/22; Due 06/20/22

Contact

Purvis.Marc@dol.gov

Grant

Fostering Access, Rights, and Equity (FARE)

Fact Sheet

Description

Provides funding to organizations that conduct outreach, disseminate information, and help women gain equitable access to their employment rights and benefits.

Focus

Women, women of color, women with disabilities, justice-involved women; low-wage workers.

Who Can Apply

Nonprofit organizations.

Posted Date

Posted 5/18/22; Due 07/1/22

Contact

Porter.Sharon.D@dol.gov

Check Out Upcoming Funding Opportunities:

Check Out Upcoming Funding Opportunities:

Grant

Description

Focus

Who Can Apply

Expected Posting Date

Contact

Grant

Brookwood Sago Grants

Description

Funds education and training programs to better identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines.

Focus

Perspective Miners, Miners and Mine Operators, including Contractors

Who Can Apply

States, Territories and other governments, including Indian and Native American Tribal governments; Private and Public Nonprofits

Expected Posting Date

Forecasted Winter 2022

Contact

Frazier.Ursula@DOL.GOV

Grant

Elizabeth Brandeis Unemployment Insurance (UI) Labor Research Center Grant Program

Description

Provides funding to one qualified institution (or consortium) of higher education to expand our understanding of the U.S. unemployment insurance system-including its effects on workers, employers, and local communities-with a cross-cutting focus on equity in program administration and outcomes.

Focus

Researchers, practitioners, program administrators, policymakers, the general public, and other stakeholders engaged in UI and related labor and social insurance careers.   

Who Can Apply

Higher Education Institutions (or consortium) 

Expected Posting Date

Forecasted Spring 2022

Contact

Flowers.Jeanette@dol.gov

Grant

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program 

Description

Provides funding to develop and deliver training to  employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of occupational safety and health hazards in their workplaces and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the OSH Act.

Focus

Low-literacy, limited English proficient, minority, temporary, youth, and other hard to reach workers in high hazard industries.

Who Can Apply

Nonprofit organizations, including labor unions; public/state controlled institutions of higher education.

Expected Posting Date

Forecasted Spring 2022

Contact

Harwoodgrants@dol.gov

Real People, Real Impact: Spotlight Stories from our Grantees

The Department of Labor awards millions of dollars in competitive grants to hundreds of partner organizations and participating entities. These programs reach communities from all across the United States, as well as those in partner countries overseas, and have served thousands of individuals. 

 

Marisol Santos - Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations

Launching an American Dream with an Apprenticeship

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Marisol Santos crossed the sea in pursuit of her American dream. Today, a Women in Nontraditional Occupations grant from the Women’s Bureau helped her develop into a welder forging seafaring ships. The grant paved the way for Marisol’s apprenticeship which began with general training covering basic trade skills and then specialized based on available jobs and her personal interest.

Read the blog post

Marisol Santos
 

Brianna Crusoe - Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations

From an Apprenticeship to a Family-Supporting Job

Fourth-year electrician apprentice Brianna Crusoe raves about how a Department of Labor grant helped her develop a life-changing career in the trades. A Women in Nontraditional Occupations grant from the Women’s Bureau provided all-encompassing support through a stipend and training and child care services, which enabled her full participation in the program and empowered her to embark upon a new career.

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Brianna Crusoe
 

Yousef in Amman, Jordan - Project on Child Labor and Forced Labor

Enabling Education for Former International Child Laborers

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs helps implement the U.S. goal of bringing meaningful change to the lives of child laborers and children in forced labor around the word. In Jordan, teenager Yousef was caught in family strife and dropped out of school turning to child labor to help support his family. MAP project funding supported his escape from child labor, enabling him to finish his education and prepare to become a chef.

Read more here

Yousef