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Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.822
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
May 15, 2015

Tia-Nicole Leak, Ph.D.
Phone: 301.443.6950


The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) provides grants to eligible accredited health professions schools and public and private nonprofit health or educational entities. Grantees will work to assist individuals from disadvantaged (economically and educationally) backgrounds to enter and graduate from a health or allied health professions education program.

Applicants are required to propose activities for each of the following eight program purposes:

  • Recruitment
  • Facilitating Entry
  • Counseling, Mentoring and Other Services
  • Preliminary Education and Health Research Training
  • Financial Aid Information Dissemination
  • Primary Care Exposure Activities
  • Development of a More Competitive Applicant Pool
  • Stipends

Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited schools of medicine
  • Accredited schools of osteopathic medicine
  • Accredited schools of public health
  • Accredited schools of dentistry
  • Accredited schools of veterinary medicine
  • Accredited schools of optometry
  • Accredited schools of pharmacy
  • Accredited schools of allied health
  • Accredited schools of chiropractic
  • Accredited schools of podiatric medicine
  • Public and nonprofit private schools that offer graduate programs in behavioral and mental health
  • Programs for the training of physician assistants
  • Other public or private nonprofit health or educational entities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total Funding Available: $11,000,000
Number of Awards: 20
Average Size of Awards: $650,000

Application process

Links to the application and full announcement are available through

Tagged as
Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Healthcare workforce · Primary care · Scholarships for health careers

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