The STEP scheme aims to provide skills that give employability to women and to provide competencies and skill that enable women to become self-employed/entrepreneurs. Assistance is available in any sector for imparting skills related to employability and entrepreneurship, including Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Processing, Handlooms, Tailoring, Stitching, Embroidery, Zari etc, Handicrafts, Computer & IT enable services along with soft skills and skills for the work place such as spoken English, Gems & Jewelry, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality. Project duration: A particular project will be for a maximum duration of 18 months, including time set aside for post-training activity evaluation. Training courses/ modules will necessarily be of shorter duration, with a maximum of 6 months for a course in exceptional cases, and typically of 3 month duration
Nature of assistance:
Grants-in-aid are given to institutions/ organizations including NGOs,
Who can apply?
Beneficiaries: Women in the age group of 16 years and above.
Eligible organizations/Project Implementation Agencies (PIAs):
How to apply?
The Ministry will invite applications for fresh proposals under revised guidelines 2014. The applications will be examined by Central Project Support Unit (CPSU). Project proposals should be submitted to Under Secretary (STEP), Ministry of Women and Child Development in the prescribed format with prescribed documents.
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Source: Skill Development Scheme
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