WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $1 million in funding to support up to four grants to protect underserved and marginalized women workers from gender-based violence and harassment and to respond when it occurs. Administered jointly by the department’s Women’s Bureau and the Employment and Training Administration, the Fostering Access, Rights and Equity Grant Program helps survivors and women at high risk for workplace violence and harassment. FARE grants fund community organizations’ efforts to improve job quality through projects that address harmful workplace norms and employ strategies to prevent and reduce gender-based violence and harassment. Workplace violence and harassment harms women from underserved and historically marginalized communities disproportionately. These communities include women of color, LGBTQI+ people, women with disabilities and women affected by persistent poverty and inequality. Successful applicants will include strategies to accomplish all the following:Build awareness by disseminating worker- and survivor-centered information and educational materials.Implement worker and survivor-driven strategies that mitigate risks and prevent workplace gender-based violence and harassment.Connect women workers with services, benefits and/or legal assistance as needed.Facilitate and encourage women workers and survivors to become focal points for solutions in their communities through train-the-trainer, guided conversations, leadership circles or other activities. Read about the 2023 FARE Grant recipients. Learn more about the FARE Grant Program funding opportunity and apply. 

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