FMCS Labor-Management Cooperation Grant Program


In accordance with the terms of the Labor-Management Cooperation Act of 1978, FMCS considers applications from plant, geographic or area-wide committees. During the 2016 grant cycle, we especially encourage applications from area-wide, industry or sectoral joint labor-management committees focused on the 21st century economy and the challenges of a rapidly evolving workplace, such as: job security and skills; working conditions for an increasingly mobile workforce; consensus solutions to workplace standards; organizational effectiveness; economic development and competitiveness for entire communities; hiring and retaining the next generations of workers.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
The Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS) provides federal grants to support the establishment and operation of plant-level, area-wide, industry or sectoral joint labor-management committees confronting specific, definable problems for which they have developed clear, innovative, and measurable long-term solutions. Applicants must be covered by a formal collective bargaining agreement to be eligible.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Competition will be open to committees at any of the three levels, plant or company, area or industry. FMCS encourages labor-management committees who are confronting specific, definable problems for which they have developed clear, innovative and measurable long-term solutions to apply. All applications should focus directly on supporting the needs of the committee. Applicants should avoid seeking funds for activities that are clearly available under other federal programs (e.g., facilitation, mediation of contract disputes, etc.)
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Linda Gray-Broughton
Grants Management Specialist
Phone 202-606-8181
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $50,000.00 to $400,000.00


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