Health Profession Opportunity Grants

HPOG: Health Profession Opportunity Grants - Office of Family Assistance

HPOG Nurse Preparing Patient for Blood TestThe Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG), administered by the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, was created as part of the Affordable Care Act to provide education and training to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.

HPOG participants are given the opportunity to obtain higher education, training and support services needed to secure positions that have opportunity for advancement and sustainability, ultimately leading these individuals on a pathway to financial self-sufficiency.

In September 2015, a second round of grant awards were made to 32 organizations located across 21 states to carry out five-year programs in their areas.

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A photo of Misty from HPOG's PHOCAS program

HPOG releases newest success story video! As a mother of five, Misty Morgan needed help supporting her family. Through HPOG’s PHOCAS program, she gained the career training and resources needed to succeed.

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