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

 

This program is intended to award grants to community based organizations to provide technical assistance ("TA") to employers and labor unions to encourage employment of women in apprenticeable and nontraditional occupations ("A/NTO?).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
17.701
Federal Agency/Office
Department of Labor
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Public Law 102-530
This program is authorized by the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Act of 1992, Pub. L. 102-530, 29 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.; 29 U.S.C. § 13; and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Credentials/Documentation
For grants, procedures for each project are specified in the FOA.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Generally, the procedure is as follows: A technical review panel will carefully evaluate applications against the selection criteria. These criteria are based on the policy goals, priorities, and emphases set forth in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for grant awards.
Deadlines
Set forth in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for grant awards
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
For grants, from 45 to 90 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Generally, the procedure is as follows: A technical review panel will carefully evaluate applications against the selection criteria. These criteria are based on the policy goals, priorities, and emphases set forth in the FOA.
How may assistance be used?
The WANTO technical assistance grant program is intended to award grants to community based organizations to provide technical assistance (“TA”) to employers and labor unions to encourage employment of women in apprenticeable occupations and nontraditional occupations (“A/NTO”), specifically by: Developing (establishing, expanding, and/or enhancing) pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, or other nontraditional skills training programs designed to prepare women for careers in A/NTO; Providing ongoing orientations or other resources for employers, unions, and workers on creating a successful environment for women in A/NTO; and/or Setting up support groups and facilitating networks for women in A/NTO to improve their retention.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503
Records
Set forth in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for grant awards
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
For grants, procedures for each project are specified in the FOA. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Reeba Daniel
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210 USA
daniel.reeba@dol.gov
Phone: 202-693-6710
Website Address
https://www.dol.gov/wb/media/wantogrants.htm
Financial Information
Account Identification
16-0165-0-1-504
Obligations
(Project Grants (for specified projects)) FY 18$1,403,190.00; FY 19 est $1,500,000.00; FY 20 est $1,500,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Between (2) and six (6) grants of $250,000 to $500,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.

 



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