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

Grants to USA CBOs to Facilitate
Workplace Readiness for Women

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

Deadline Date:

08/03/20 4:00 PM ET Receipt

Description:

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Grants to USA community-based organizations to facilitate workplace readiness for women. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take as long as four weeks to complete. Eligible programs are those that prepare women to work in fields that traditionally have fewer women workers.

The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant helps to expand pathways for women to enter and lead in all industries by recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining more women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

To be eligible, applicants must provide one or more of the following types of technical assistance:

  • Developing pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship or nontraditional skills training programs to prepare women for those careers;
  • Providing ongoing orientations for employers, unions, and workers on creating a successful environment for women to succeed in those careers; and
  • Setting up support groups, facilitating networks, and/or providing supportive services for women 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 historically underrepresented or where women are disproportionately concentrated in the lower-wage occupations. Such industries include but are not limited to advanced manufacturing, construction, energy, health care, information technology, finance, and transportation.

This grant program will help employers meet their workforce needs while bolstering women’s economic security for themselves and their families and the overall strength of the nation’s economy

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128392

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,100,000

Number of Grants:

Between five and eleven grants

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $750,000
Award Floor: $350,000

Term of Contract:

The period of performance is 24 months and an anticipated start date of October 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only CBOs as defined in Section III.C.1 are eligible to apply for these grants. 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.

Community-Based Organization: A private non-profit organization (i.e., incorporated under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) §§ 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4)) (except for § 501(c)(4) organizations that engage in lobbying as described in section VI.B. of this FOA) 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.

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

For funding restrictions, see https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/PKG00262436-instructions.pdf#page=27.

Pre-Application Information:

The application cycle for the 2020 WANTO grant program opened on July 2, 2020. The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is August 3, 2020. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

You must submit your application either electronically on Grants.gov or in hard copy by mail or in hard copy by hand delivery (including overnight delivery). Applicants are encouraged to submit their application before the closing date to minimize the risk of late receipt.

Required Registrations:
- All applicants for federal grant and funding opportunities must have a DUNS number. If you do not have a DUNS
Number, you can get one for free through the D&B website: https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/displayHomePage.do.
- Applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) before submitting an application. Find instructions for registering with SAM at https://www.sam.gov.
- Applicants must register on Grants.gov. These steps may take as long as four weeks to complete, and this time should be factored into plans for timely electronic submission in order to avoid unexpected delays that could result in the rejection of an application.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327984
News Release: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20200702-0
Grants.gov Registration Instructions: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration.html
For access to complete instructions on how to apply for opportunities, refer to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/apply-for-grants.html.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Address mailed applications to:
The U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration, Office of Grants Management
Attention: Donna Kelly, Grant Officer
Reference FOA-WB-20-01
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N4673
Washington, D.C. 20210

Hand-delivered applications will be received at the above address at the 3rd Street Visitor Entrance.

For further information about this FOA, please contact Marc Purvis, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Management, at (202) 693-3204. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to Purvis.Marc@dol.gov.

GRANTS.GOV Applicant Support
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CFDA Number:

17.201

Funding or Pin Number:

FOA-WB-20-01

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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