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Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants
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The United States Labor Department is offering $1.9M in grant funding to expand apprenticeships and support for women iGrants_GRNn nontraditional occupations. Those occupations include manufacturing, transportation, energy, construction and information technology. The department will award approximately four grants to community-based organizations to create regional, multi-state Technical Assistance Resource Centers. The centers will support efforts to increase the number of women entering into nontraditional occupations and Registered Apprenticeships.

Eligible applicants include community-based organizations capable of establishing technical assistance resources for Registered Apprenticeship programs to assist women to enter nontraditional occupations.

People with criminal records can have a difficult time finding employment after release. This is certainly the case with women in the justice system. Many have minimal employment skills that can command a living wage and also have responsibilities for children that require flexible scheduling or child care. Research has shown that employment reduces recidivism. Having a job gives individuals an opportunity to be involved in their community and to support themselves and their families.  These grants can be used to partner with correctional agencies to establish meaningful employment for women and allow them to cultivate skills that translate into long term employment.


Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration

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This announcement is available at NIC’s Gender-Responsive News for Women and Girls.  Feel free to forward to friends and colleagues.  Subscribe to the newsletter at

For additional resources on Justice-Involved Women go to NIC’s Women Offenders.

Posted Tue, Apr 19 2016 3:00 PM by Elizabeth
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