Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (“WANTO”) Technical Assistance Grant Program

This program is intended to provide technical assistance (“TA”) to employers and labor unions to encourage employment of women in apprenticeable occupations and nontraditional occupations (“A/NTO”), specifically by:
• Developing (establishing, expanding or enhancing)

credit:


pre-apprenticeship or nontraditional skills training programs designed to prepare women for careers in A/NTO; • Providing ongoing orientations for employers, unions, and workers on creating a successful environment for women in A/NTO; and/or • Setting up support groups and facilitating networks for women in A/NTO, to improve their retention.

Applicants may propose to provide technical assistance to support women’s participation and success in the full range of industries in which women are traditionally underrepresented or disproportionately concentrated in the lower-wage occupations.

Such industries include but are not limited to:
advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, information technology, and transportation.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration

Office:

Estimated Funding: $1,294,000



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
http://acl.gov/www.acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/Index.aspx

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Only CBOs are eligible to apply.

For the purposes of this grant program, the term CBO means a private nonprofit organization (which may include a faith-based organization or a Native American organization), that is representative of a community or a significant segment of a community and that has demonstrated expertise and effectiveness in the field of workforce development.

A consortium of CBOs may apply as a single applicant, provided the applicant includes a copy of the consortium agreement that specifies which entity will administer the grant.

Current and Former Grantees.

Recipients of funds awarded under previous WANTO Act grant programs are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

Former WANTO Act grantees must explain, in their “Statement of Need” (see Section IV.B.3), how their proposed TA activities are materially different from those already performed using funds awarded through a WANTO Act grant program.



Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:


Agency Email Description:


Agency Email:
Flowers.Jeannette@dol.gov

Date Posted:
2017-07-24

Application Due Date:
2017-08-23

Archive Date:
2017-09-22



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