Program Description

The goal of the HCOP program is to provide students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a health profession, to develop the needed skills to compete for, enter, and graduate from a health or allied health professions program, graduate program in behavioral and mental health, and/or programs for the training of physician assistants. The HCOP program strives to develop a more competitive applicant pool to build diversity in the health professions. The HCOP program focuses on three key milestones of education:

  1. graduation from high school;
  2. graduation from college; and
  3. completion of a health professions degree program.

General Program Requirements

Applicants are required to provide for assisting individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake education to enter a health or allied health profession. Grant funds may be used for: (1) recruitment; (2) facilitating entry; (3) counseling, mentoring and other services; (4) preliminary education and health research training; (5) financial aid information dissemination; (6) primary care exposure activities; (7) development of a more competitive applicant pool; and (8) stipends as applicable. Applicants should also fulfill any other requirements specified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information about all this and other potential HRSA funding opportunities, please visit the HRSA Open Opportunities page.

Program Contact Information

Violet Woo
Project Officer

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.822
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Non-Tribal Entities
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)12,686
Length of Program3 years
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes

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