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HPOG_01The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program, 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 seeking a career in healthcare.

HPOG participants are given the opportunity to obtain higher education, training, and support services needed to secure positions that offer the opportunity for advancement and sustainability, ultimately leading these individuals on a pathway to financial self-sufficiency.

Application and participation in the HPOG program involves four phases: application review, eligibility determination, academic advising/support services, and employment assistance.

hpog-grantee-badge_1General Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18 year of age
  • Citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States (Green Card or U.S. Passport)
  • Alaska Native/American Indian (preference only – anyone is eligible)
  • Verified low income status

Additional Program Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED/Transcripts (assistance available for undergrads)
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Letter of Recommendation (Professional)

The HPOG program provides training and education in the following areas:

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Associates of Science in Nursing (competitive)
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Counselor/Behavioral Health Technician
  • Dental Assisting
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Insurance Coding & Billing Specialist
  • Emergency Trauma Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Recertifications

How to Apply

Stop by the HPOG Training and Education Center on the first floor of the Nat’uh Service Center and pick up a Student Application Package. Call 793-3322 for more information.

Additional resources:

HPOG website

HPOG’s national Facebook page

CITC’s HPOG Facebook page

HPOG on Twitter

This webpage is supported by Grant #90FY0009-01-00 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.