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Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

Apply at by May 15, 2015, at 11:59 pm ET.

Technical Assistance Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET
Call-In Number (Toll Free): 1-800-369-1766
Participant Passcode: 5031591
Adobe Connect Link
Replay Information: (Recording will be available until the application due date)
Play-back phone: 1-888-568-0332 | Passcode: 6315

Archived Webinars

HCOP Funding Opportunity Announcement Overview Webinar
Presented live on March 31, 2015



The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) aims to increase the diversity of the health care workforce through the recruitment and training of individuals, including non-traditional students and veterans, from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The HCOP grants enable individuals who successfully complete education and training requirements to serve in underserved communities.

The HCOP grants also improve recruitment and retention rates by implementing programs designed to address the academic and social needs of disadvantaged students who are interested in pursuing a career in a health profession.

The HCOP grant 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.

See Active Grants and Abstracts


Eligible applicants are accredited schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, public health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, allied health, chiropractic, podiatric medicine, public and nonprofit private schools that offer graduate programs in behavioral and mental health, programs for the training of physician assistants, and other public or private nonprofit health or educational entities which includes community colleges, technical colleges and tribal colleges.


Tia-Nicole Leak, Ph.D.
(301) 443-6950

Open Funding Opportunities

HRSA-15-143 Preventive Medicine Residency with Integrative Health Care Training Program

HRSA-16-022 , Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment

All Open Opportunities