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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address Gender-Based Harassment and Violence in the Workplace

Fostering Access, Rights and Equity (FARE) Grant Program


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
CFDA Number: 17.700
Funding or PIN Number: FOA-WB-23-01
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Important Dates
Deadline: 06/10/23 11:59 PM Eastern Time Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for projects to prevent and address gender-based harassment and violence in the workplace. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to submitting a proposal. Funding is intended to assist marginalized and underserved women workers and survivors. The grants seek to improve job quality by supporting projects that address harmful workplace norms and helping employ strategies to prevent and reduce gender-based violence and harassment. Preference will be given to projects serving women in the Southeastern United States.

The Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announces an opportunity for nonprofit organizations with experience addressing GBVH in the world of work and strong ties to underserved communities to participate in the Fostering Access, Rights and Equity (FARE) grant initiative. This program will allow award recipients to undertake projects to prevent and respond to GBVH and to assist underserved and marginalized women workers and survivors who have been impacted or who are at high risk of gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work.

The projects funded by this program will work to prevent and respond to GBVH in the world of work by building awareness, connecting women to services, benefits and legal assistance and ensuring women workers and survivors are focal points in developing and implementing solutions. The projects will support, develop and implement strategies in order to mitigate GBVH risks and prevent workplace GBVH before it happens. The grant recipients will enlist trusted messengers and community groups to reach underserved and marginalized women workers who are disproportionately impacted by GBVH.

The grants will improve job quality by working to address harmful workplace norms that perpetuate violence and harassment, such as fear of retaliation and limited access to legal services and supportive services. Grant recipients will also ensure women workers and survivors are aware of all employment rights, wages and benefits due to them. For purposes of this grant program, the world of work includes activities occurring in the course of, linked with, or arising out of work; this includes activities in traditional workplaces and anywhere workers are paid, places workers take rest breaks, during job and workforce training, the job seeking process, and through work-related communications. 

The primary purpose of these grants is to provide crucial outreach, education, and improved benefits access. Grant funds must be used for activities that:

  • Build awareness through the dissemination of information and educational materials that are worker and survivor-centered,
  • Implement worker and survivor-driven strategies that mitigate workplace risks and prevent workplace GBVH,
  • Connect women workers to services, benefits, and/or legal assistance as needed, reasonable, and/or available, and
  • Facilitate and encourage women workers and survivors to become focal points in their own communities through train-the-trainer, guided conversations, worker committees, leadership circles, or other activities.


  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for funds under this grant program, the applicant must be a nonprofit organization. Applicants should provide evidence that they are a community-based organization, worker group, union, or other nonprofit organization with deep ties to underserved and marginalized women workers who are disproportionately impacted by GBVH. Applicants should also provide evidence that they have the expertise and ability to provide women workers with knowledge and tools to address and mitigate GBVH in the world of work using trauma-informed and survivor-centered approaches, and that they can quickly implement their proposed activities.

For Funding Restrictions, see page 24 of the FOA in Attached Files below.

Pre-Application Information
Closing Date for Applications: Jun 10, 2023 Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

This program does not require cost sharing or matching funds.

How to Register to Apply through Read through the registration process carefully before registering. 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. Applicants must follow the online instructions for registration at

Requirement for Unique Entity Identifier: As of April 4, 2022, the DUNS Number has been replaced by the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), a new, non-proprietary number assigned by Applicants must list this number on the SF-424.

Requirement for Registration with SAM: Applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) before submitting an application. Find instructions for registering with SAM at

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Up to four

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $350,000
Award Floor: $250,000

Term of Contract
The period of performance is 18 months with an anticipated start date of 09/30/2023. This performance period includes all necessary implementation and start-up activities.

Contact Information
Please email your questions to Sharon Porter, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Management, at The email must specifically reference FOA-WB-23-01.

If you encounter a problem with and do not find an answer in any of the other resources, contact one of the following:
• Call 1-800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035 to speak to a Customer Support Representative or
• Email

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