Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a funding opportunity of $2 million for up to eight grants to help women who are paid low wages learn about and access their employment rights and benefits.
Administered by the department’s Women’s Bureau and the Employment and Training Administration, the Fostering Access, Rights and Equity (FARE) grants support non-profit organizations that connect women workers to services, benefits and legal assistance.
“Working women, especially underserved and marginalized low-paid workers, may not be aware of their employment rights and benefits and how existing policies protect them,” said Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon. “The FARE grant aims to ensure women know when their workplace rights are being violated and that they’re equipped to advocate for themselves in the workplace.”
Grant recipients will provide the following support:
Learn more about the FARE grant and our 2021 recipients.
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