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

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 2, 2014 (Friday)
Award AmountUp to $ 650,000
Category of Funding ActivityEmployment, Labor and Training
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Eligible applicants for these TA grants must be CBOs as defined in Section VIII.A., with the capacity to establish a Regional/Multi-State TA Resource Center to deliver TA training to RAPs in the geographic area identified to assist women to enter, remain, and succeed in A/NTO. This capacity must be a major component of the activities proposed to be eligible to receive a grant. Applicants must be able to serve a minimum of 13 RAPs at least one of which is a National Registered Apprenticeship Program Sponsor or an organization that has certified National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards, as defined in Section VIII. A. A consortium of CBOs may also apply for a grant, provided they include a copy of the consortium agreement and identify the entity that will administer the grant.

Program Description

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL, or the Department) Women's Bureau (WB) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Office of Apprenticeship (OA), announce the availability of approximately $1.8 million in grant funds authorized by the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Act of 1992, Pub. L. 102-530, 29 U.S.C. 2501 et seq. Awards made under this announcement are subject to the availability of Federal funds. The Department plans to disburse Program Year (PY) 2013 and PY 14 WANTO grant funds to up to four (4) community-based organization (CBO) grantees within the range of $400,000 to $650,000 for a 2-year grant period to develop and operate innovative TA projects to improve outreach, recruitment, hiring, training, employment, and retention of women, women of color and women with disabilities in apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations, as defined in Section VIII.A., of this solicitation.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberSGA-DFA-PY-13-08
Funding Opportunity TitleWomen in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Technical Assistance (TA) Grant
Opportunity CategoryEmployment, Labor and Training
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards4
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 2, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateMay 2, 2014 (Friday)
***The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is May 2, 2014. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Application Archive DateJune 1, 2014 (Sunday)
Total Program Funding$ 1,800,000
Award AmountUp to $ 650,000
CFDA Number
  • 17.201 - Registered Apprenticeship

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Eligible applicants for these TA grants must be CBOs as defined in Section VIII.A., with the capacity to establish a Regional/Multi-State TA Resource Center to deliver TA training to RAPs in the geographic area identified to assist women to enter, remain, and succeed in A/NTO. This capacity must be a major component of the activities proposed to be eligible to receive a grant. Applicants must be able to serve a minimum of 13 RAPs at least one of which is a National Registered Apprenticeship Program Sponsor or an organization that has certified National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards, as defined in Section VIII. A. A consortium of CBOs may also apply for a grant, provided they include a copy of the consortium agreement and identify the entity that will administer the grant.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Labor
Program Information Website-
ContactOffice: Employment and Training Administration
Latifa Jeter
Grant Officer
Phone 202-693-3553
Email

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