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The HPOG team hosted an End of Grant Webinar for HPOG program staff on June 3, 2021. During this webinar, HPOG Program Specialists discussed administrative closeout requirements and reviewed documents and timelines required for no-cost extensions, Year 5 Supplement and Extension second semester reports and final programmatic and financial reports.*

For more information on grant closeout, please refer to the HPOG 2.0 Grantee Closeout and PPR Guidance (PDF), the End of Grant Webinar slides (PDF), and/or the OGM Closeout Webinar slides (PDF) (presented on March 11, 2021).*

If you have additional questions, please contact your program specialist.

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) team hosted a Carryover Webinar for HPOG program directors on December 14, 2016. During this webinar, Kim Stupica-Dobbs, OFA Program Manager for HPOG, discussed the requirements of carryover requests, submission timelines, and answered questions with current HPOG grantees.

This paper offers real data to provide HPOG grantees and other workforce development projects with insight into career pathway strategies that may be overlooked. In particular, it explores a phenomenon referred to as "the benefits cliffs effect." It examines families that encounter benefits cliffs in eight states and describes strategies for working with HPOG participants and other low-income individuals to confront it.

In November 2013, Catrina came to the Southland Health Care Forum (SHCF), a Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program funded by the Office of Family Assistance, after experiencing a number of set-backs in her life. Her contentious divorce just finalized, she was in danger of losing her home and had not worked in four years. Catrina faced the daunting task of rebuilding her life and becoming self-sufficient.

The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium Inc.’s HPOG Buffalo program Visit disclaimer page offers training for high-demand healthcare occupations to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and low-income adults.

Volunteers of America Texas HPOG Program (VOATX) Visit disclaimer page helps inspire HPOG participants to see their own potential. The program provides opportunities for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income persons in Houston, Texas, to get education, vocational training, and living wage employment in high-demand positions in the healthcare industry.

The Great Plains region faces a shortage of workers in many healthcare professions. The Pathways to Healthcare Professions (PHP) Program Visit disclaimer page, funded by the Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG), seeks to fill these positions. They provide education and training to low-income individuals.

The Allied Health Career Pipeline Program Visit disclaimer page (Pipeline Program) Career Services team learned that many students who completed the program were not reporting their job placement. It seemed this oversight was, in part, due to difficulties adjusting to their new schedules.

Over their seven-year relationship with HPOG, Central Community College (CCC) Visit disclaimer page has helped over 1,600 students achieve their dreams of entering the high-demand healthcare field through Project HELP (Health Education Laddering Program).

To provide the tools needed for long-term self-sufficiency, Action for a Better Community Inc., (ABC) offers supportive services that focus on helping participants achieve the minimum reading and math proficiencies necessary to pass state level healthcare exams.