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Health Careers Opportunity Program: The National HCOP Academies

  • Program Name:Health Careers Opportunity Program
  • Activity Code:D18
  • Application Available:3/27/2018
  • Application Deadline:5/29/2018
  • Created By:Beach, Dawn
  • Created On:1/5/2017
  • Last Updated by:Wildberger, William
  • Last Updated On:3/27/2018
  • Estimated Project Start Date:9/1/2018

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Not Available

 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-18-007
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.822
Provisional No
Activity Code D18
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2018


This notice solicits applications for the FY 2018 Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) hereinafter referred to as the “National HCOP Academies.” The purpose of this grant program 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.  Based on Section 739 of the Public Health Service Act, academies are expected to 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. The National HCOP Academies will focus on three key milestones of education: 1) high school graduation, and matriculation  into a two or four-year college/university (including allied health professions programs); 2) graduation from a two-year or four-year college/university (including allied health professions programs); and 3) matriculation into graduate-level health professions programs, retention and completion of a graduate-level health professions or allied health professions program (e.g., post-baccalaureate programs).

 Application Information

Application Available 03/27/2018
Application Deadline 05/29/2018
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 07/28/2018
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424 R&R
Allow Applications to be Reopened in EHBs No
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New
Allow Electronic Submission N/A
Page Limit for Application
Allow Multiple Applications
from an Organization from
Electronic Submission Instruction Electronic submission is/will be available in Grants.Gov

 General Information

Projected Award Date N/A
Estimated Project Period N/A
Estimated Project Start Date 09/01/2018
Estimated Project End Date 08/31/2023
Estimated Amount of this Competition $12,794,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 20
Estimated Average Size of Awards $640,000.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement No

 Contact Information

Name Tammy Mayo-Blake, M.Ed.
Phone Number (301) 443-0827

 Download Information

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Document Name Size Date Attached Description
HRSA-18-007 FINALv1.pdf 402 kB 03/27/2018
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