Women in Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Occupations (WANTO) Technical Assistance Grant Program

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August 28, 2019

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Original Opportunity Notice: FOA-WB-19-01

The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant helps to expand pathways for women to enter and lead in all industries.

In 2019, the WANTO grant program awarded $1,492,515 to three community-based organizations to increase women's employment in apprenticeship programs and nontraditional occupations.

Organizations receiving funds will provide one or more of the following types of technical assistance:

  • Developing pre-apprenticeship or nontraditional skills training programs to prepare women for those careers;
  • Providing ongoing orientations for employers, unions, and workers on creating a successful environment for women to succeed in those careers; and
  • Setting up support groups, facilitating networks, and/or providing support services for women to improve their retention.


Awardee information
AwardeeLocationService AreaAward AmountDetails
Chicago Women in Trades View Abstract (PDF) Chicago, ILIL, IN, MO, OH, PA$494,460.00
Hampton Roads Workforce Council View Abstract (PDF) Hampton Roads, VAVA$500,000.00
Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership View Abstract (PDF) N/ACA, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, OH, PA, WA, WI$498,055.00