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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.

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.

The act of juggling a full-time career and personal life can be overwhelming. The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) Visit disclaimer page is a regional education agency servicing 11 counties in Central Pennsylvania. Through its WATCH program, funded by the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program, CSIU partners with local employers and educational facilities. The partnerships aim to set realistic expectations of what life will be like outside of a classroom.

For some families with small children, this means compromising on education that could lead to a promising career. To this end, CAP Tulsa is looking to break the cycle of poverty by enriching the entire family with its “2Generation approach” strategy.

CAP Tulsa’s Career Advance program Visit disclaimer page , a “2Generation” peer-cohort approach to workforce development funded by the Health Profession Opportunity Grants program, helps adults gain certifications in the healthcare field while building a strong foundation at home. The program aims to provide the tools to sustain an income above the poverty line. It connects children and parents to high-quality services. It also creates a legacy of economic security that passes from one generation to the next.

Facing personal challenges is a true test of character, and that was one test Abby never failed.

Faith’s unwavering belief in herself allowed her to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. Now, her engagement with HPOG allows her to start fulfilling her true potential.