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Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0: Year One Annual Report (2015–16)

The Urban Institute, Abt Global


July 20, 2017

This report describes the first year of the second round of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program (HPOG 2.0). HPOG 2.0 provides education and training to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals for healthcare occupations that pay well and are in high demand.

The purpose of the Year 1 annual report is to summarize HPOG 2.0 Program offerings and participant activity and outcomes from September 30, 2015 through September 29, 2016.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded this second round of five-year grants in 2015. The first round of five-year grants was awarded in 2010. HPOG 2.0 grants were made to 32 grantees across 21 states, including five tribal organizations. In the first year of the HPOG 2.0 Program, the grantees enrolled over 5,000 participants.

This first report serves as a baseline for future annual reports. It describes the characteristics of HPOG 2.0 grantees, defines and details the trainings and services grantees are offering, provides characteristics of participants at enrollment, and describes first-year participant outcomes in training enrollment and completion, and employment.