Ten New Grants Boost Nontraditional Careers for Women

Monday, October 21, 2019

I am pleased to announce that DEED has awarded 10 grants totaling $1,425,000 under the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) Competitive Grants program.

DEED received about $3.6 million in funding requests, and only $1,425,000 was available for grant awards in the SFY2020-21 funding cycle.

This funding supports programs statewide that serve women from eligible populations in recruitment, preparation, placement, and retention in high-wage, high-demand, nontraditional occupations; secondary or post-secondary education; training and development for counselors and caseworkers; incentives for employers and sponsors of registered apprenticeship programs; training and technical assistance to employers; public education and outreach; and supportive services to trainees.

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