Health Profession Opportunity Grants

HPOG: Health Profession Opportunity Grants - Office of Family Assistance



A nurse works on a computer while talking on the phoneThe Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG), administered by the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, was created 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. This second round of grant awards has been extended an additional 12 months, ending September 29, 2021.

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The newest video from HPOG examines how collaborative partnerships between Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) programs and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) agencies build a foundation for empowerment and self-sufficiency through healthcare training and individualized support services.

Watch the HPOG and TANF Program Partnerships video

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