Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 6/21/2022

Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

NOTE: This is a Forecasted Opportunity.

The purpose of the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is to assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter a health profession through the development of academies that will support and guide them through the educational pipeline. In response to virtual alternatives created during the pandemic, HCOPs will explore cutting-edge technology, such as data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance health equity and population health. The National HCOP Academics focus on: 1) promoting the recruitment of qualified individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds into health professions, including allied health programs; 2) improving retention, matriculation and graduation rates by implementing tailored enrichment programs designed to address the academic and social needs of economically or educationally disadvantaged students; and 3) providing opportunities for community-based health professions training in primary care settings, emphasizing experiences in rural and underserved communities.



Estimated Post Date: Dec 14, 2022 Estimated Application Due Date: Mar 14, 2023  
Eligibility Requirements

"Eligible applicants include 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 including community, technical and tribal colleges. HCOP grant programs may only operate in the fifty (50) states, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia. Others include: Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.