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.
The purpose of this paper is to offer technical assistance to current HPOG grantees and other workforce development projects that serve customers receiving TANF benefits. This paper provides tips on creating and maintaining successful partnerships with TANF agencies and other organizations that serve the same customers as the HPOG grants.
The HPOG program recently published a paper to share the successful strategies our grantees have used in engaging TANF participants. While this paper offers peer technical assistance for HPOG grantees, its contents are relevant to other workforce development, training, and educational institutions that serve TANF recipients. It includes a checklist of effective strategies based on the experiences of six HPOG grantees and their TANF agency partners.