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Wage And Hour Standards

Advisory Services and Counseling; Investigation of Complaints.

To provide standards protecting wages of working persons by requiring a minimum hourly wage rate and overtime pay, or prevailing hourly wage rates, fringe benefits and overtime pay under the Government Contract Acts. Additional standards apply to...


Wastewater Operator Training Grant Program (Technical Assistance)

Project Grants.

To substantially enhance the proficiency of personnel engaged in the operations and maintenance of treatment works and related activities by financing pilot programs. Funding Priority - Fiscal Year(FY) 2008: No funds were appropriated in FY 2008....


Water 2025

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).

To prevent crises and conflict over water in the western United States. The Challenge Grant Program is designed to contribute to this goal by providing 50 percent funding for projects that will conserve water, increase water use efficiency, or...


Water And Waste Disposal Loans And Grants (Section 306c)

Project Grants; Direct Loans.

Provide water and waste disposal facilities and services to low income rural communities whose residents face significant health risks.


Water And Waste Disposal Systems For Rural Communities

Project Grants; Direct Loans; Guaranteed/Insured Loans.

To provide basic human amenities, alleviate health hazards and promote the orderly growth of the rural areas of the nation by meeting the need for new and improved rural water and waste disposal facilities.


Water Conservation Field Services Program (WCFSP)

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).

The goal of the Water Conservation Field Services Program (WCFSP) is to actively encourage water conservation and efficient use of water supplies on Federal Reclamation projects, assist water districts with their responsibility to develop water...


Water Desalination Research And Development Program

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).

The Water Desalination Act of 1996 is based on the fundamental need in the United States and world-wide for additional sources of high quality water. Therefore, the primary objective of the program is to develop more costeffective, technologically...


Water Pollution Control State, Interstate, And Tribal Program Support

Formula Grants.

To assist States (including territories, the District of Columbia, and Indian Tribes qualified under CWA Section 518(e)), and interstate agencies in establishing and maintaining adequate measures for prevention and control of surface and ground...


Water Protection Grants To The States

Formula Grants.

To assist States, Territories, and possessions of the United States with critical water infrastructure protection. Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: EPA's funding priority is to provide grant assistance to the States, Territories, and possessions...


Water Quality Cooperative Agreements

Project Grants.

To assist States, Indian Tribes, interstate agencies, and other public or nonprofit organizations in developing, implementing, and demonstrating innovative approaches relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of...


Water Quality Management Planning

Formula Grants.

To assist States (including territories and the District of Columbia), Regional Public Comprehensive Planning Organizations (RPCPOs), and Interstate Organizations (IOs) in carrying out water quality management (WQM) planning. Funding Priority -...


Water Reclamation And Reuse Program

Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements).

This Title gives Reclamation general authority to conduct appraisal and feasibility studies on water reclamation and reuse projects. It also provides general authority for research and demonstration programs to test water reclamation and reuse...


Water Resources On Indian Lands

Direct Payments for Specified Use; Provision of Specialized Services; Advisory Services and Counseling.

To support Indian tribes in the effective and efficient management, planning, and use of their water resources.


Water Security Training And Technical Assistance And Water Security Initiative Contamination Warning System Pilots

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).

The objective of these grant programs are (1) for financial assistance that is awarded under SDWA Section 1433, to improve water infrastructure security through both training and technical assistance for water utilities and (2) for cooperative...


Watershed Protection And Flood Prevention

Project Grants; Advisory Services and Counseling.

To provide technical and financial assistance in carrying out works of improvement to protect, develop, and utilize the land and water resources in watersheds.


Watershed Rehabilitation Program

Project Grants; Advisory Services and Counseling.

To provide technical and financial assistance to rehabilitate dams originally constructed with assistance of USDA Watershed Programs. Rehabilitation must extend the life of the dam and meet applicable safety and performance standards. Priority is...


Watershed Surveys And Planning

Provision of Specialized Services; Advisory Services and Counseling.

The Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, Public Law 83-566, established the Watershed Program (16 U.S.C. 1001-1011). Section 6 of the Act provided for the establishment of the River Basin Surveys and Investigation Program (16 U.S.C....


Weather And Air Quality Research

Project Grants (Contracts).

To develop the knowledge required to establish a predictive capability for short and long-term climate and air quality fluctuations and trends. To develop the base of scientific knowledge for better informed decisions.


Weatherization Assistance For Low-INCOME Persons

Formula Grants.

To improve home energy efficiency for low-income families through the most cost-effective measures possible.


Weights And Measures Service

Advisory Services and Counseling; Provision of Specialized Services; Dissemination of Technical Information; Training.

To provide leadership and technical resources to assure the accuracy of the quantities and quantity representations in all commercial transactions in the United States, to promote a uniform national weights and measures system, to promote...


Welfare Reform Research, Evaluations And National Studies

Project Grants.

To support research on the benefits, effects, and costs of operating different State welfare programs, including studies on the effects of different programs and the operation of such programs on welfare dependency, employment rates, child...


West Coast Estuaries Initiative

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)

The West Coast Estuaries Initiative is a focused effort that evolved from the Environmental Protection Agency's Targeted Watersheds Grants Program. The initiative is designed to promote and support the protection and restoration of high value...


Wetland Program Grants - State/Tribal Environmental Outcome Wetland Demonstration Program

Project Grants.

To assist State and Tribal government agencies protect, manage, and restore wetlands. Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: This one-time pilot program funded FY 05 through FY07 funded assistance agreements for demonstration projects that proposed to...


Wetlands Reserve Program

Direct Payments for Specified Use.

To assist landowners in restoring and protecting wetlands on eligible lands on which they agree to enter into a permanent or long-term easement, or a restoration cost-share agreement with the Secretary. The goal of WRP is to maximize wetland...


Wholesale Farmers And Alternative Market Development

Advisory Services and Counseling; Training.

To increase overall food marketing efficiency, thereby lowering the cost of marketing food through technical assistance to States and municipalities interested in creating or upgrading markets and marketing facilities.


WIA Adult Program

Formula Grants.

The purpose of this program is to improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation's economy by providing workforce investment activities that increase the employment,...


WIA Dislocated Workers

Formula Grants; Project Grants.

The purpose of the program is to reemploy dislocated workers, improve the quality of the workforce, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation's economy by providing workforce investment activities that increase the employment,...


WIA Pilots, Demonstrations, And Research Projects

Project Grants.

Address national employment and training problems through demonstration, pilot projects, and applied research. Employment and training issues and/or workforce development interventions are implemented to aid policymakers and stakeholders in...


WIA Youth Activities

Formula Grants.

To help low income youth, between the ages of 14 and 21, acquire the educational and occupational skills, training, and support needed to achieve academic and employment success and successfully transition to careers and productive adulthood.


WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

Formula Grants.

(1) To provide fresh, nutritious unprepared locally grown fruits and vegetables from farmers markets to women, infants, and children who participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); and (2) to...


WIC Grants To States (WGS)

Project Grants.

To provide grants to WIC State agencies for Electronic Benefit Transfer projects and pilots to explore the feasibility both technical and financial of providing WIC benefits electronically. To provide grants to WIC State agencies and Indian Tribal...


Wild Horse And Burro Resource Management

Project Grants; Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment; Provision of Specialized Services; Advisory Services and Counseling; Dissemination of Technical Information; Training.

The goal of the Wild Horses and Burro Resource Management program is to achieve and maintain healthy, viable wild horse and burro populations on the public lands.


Wildland Fire Research And Studies Program

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).

To encourage interested parties to perform research and studies pertaining to wildland fire and resource management, to develop products and tools for all levels of decision making to meet the objectives of the National Fire Plan, and to seek...


Wildlife Conservation And Restoration

Formula Grants.

To provide financial to States, Commonwealths and territories under the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to plan and implement projects for benefit of a diverse array of wildlife and associated habitats, including species that are not...


Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program

Direct Payments for Specified Use.

The objective of WHIP is to help participants protect, restore, develop or enhance habitat for upland wildlife, wetland wildlife, threatened and endangered species, fisheries, and other types of wildlife.


Wildlife Restoration

Formula Grants.

The Act provides funding for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat; wildlife management research; wildlife population surveys and inventories; land acquisition, coordination; development of facilities;...


Wildlife Services

Project Grants.

To reduce damage caused by mammals and birds and those mammal and bird species that are reservoirs for zoonotic diseases, (except for urban rodent control through control and research activities). Wherever feasible, humane methods will be...


Wildlife Without Borders- Latin America And The Caribbean

Project Grants.

The Wildlife Without Borders-Latin America and the Caribbean Program focuses on strengthening the ability of Latin American and Caribbean institutions to manage and conserve species, habitats and ecological processes for the benefit of the people of...


Wildlife Without Borders-Africa Program

Project Grants.

To strengthen the ability of African institutions to manage and conserve species, habitats, and ecological process for the benefit of the people of Afican and the world. Of particular interests are projects that build the human and institutional...


Wildlife Without Borders-Mexico

Project Grants.

To provide support for projects that build human and institutional capacity for biodiversity conservation and management in Mexico through training associated with Mexican nature reserves. Of interest are projects that provide training in...


Women's Bureau

Advisory Services and Counseling.

To improve the status of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, advance their opportunities for profitable employment, and to provide employers with more alternatives to meet their labor needs. Through its...


Women's Business Ownership Assistance

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts).

To fund private, nonprofit organizations to assist, through training and counseling, small business concerns owned and controlled by women, and to remove, in so far as possible, the discriminatory barriers that are encountered by women in accessing...


Women's Educational Equity Act Program

Project Grants (Contracts).

(1) To promote gender equity in education in the United States; (2) to promote equity in education for women and girls who suffer from multiple forms of discrimination based on sex, race, ethnic origin, limited-English proficiency, disability, or...


Wood Education And Resource Center

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).

To provide funds, on a cost-share basis, for projects that focus on enhancing opportunities for sustained forest products production for primary and secondary hardwood industries located in the eastern hardwood forest region. In order to maintain...


Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships In The Humanities And Social Sciences

Project Grants.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was established by Congress to symbolize and strengthen "the fruitful relationship between the world of learning and the world of public affairs." It aims, in a strictly nonpartisan fashion, to...


Work Incentive Grants

Project Grants.

The Work Incentive Grants (WIGs) and Disability Program Navigators (DPNs) have been established to increase the labor force participation and career advancement of persons with disabilities by effecting systemic change in the One-Stop Career...


Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC)

Formula Grants.

The tax credit was designed to help individuals from nine target groups who consistently have faced significant barriers to employment move from economic dependency to self-sufficiency by encouraging businesses in the private sector to hire target...



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