Building Better Programs

Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG)

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) support career pathways programs in high-demand healthcare occupations for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals. The program is responsive to community workforce needs and improves job prospects for adults from hard-working families, matching careers in a growing field with people who are eager to fill them. 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.The HPOGs are administered by the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Grant awards were made to 32 organizations located across 23 states to carry out programs in their areas. These awards were given to: four state entities; nine local workforce investment boards; 12 institutions of higher education; two community-based organizations; and fourĀ  tribal organizations.

HPOG website