Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Profession Opportunity Grants
To provide education and training to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Administration For Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; M - Training; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Fiscal Year 2016
It is anticipated that 32 grants will be awarded in FY 2016. In FY 2016, 32 grants were awarded.Fiscal Year 2017
32 grants were awarded in FY 2017.Fiscal Year 2018
32 grants were awarded in FY 2018.Fiscal Year 2019
It is anticipated that 32 grants will be awarded in FY 2019.Fiscal Year 2020
It is anticipated that 32 grants will be awarded in FY 2020.
Social Security Act, Title XX , Section 2008, Public Law 111-148, 42 U.S.C. 1397
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-123
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
An eligible applicant is a State, an Indian tribe or tribal organization, an institution of higher education, a local workforce investment board established under section 117 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, a sponsor of an apprenticeship program registered under the National Apprenticeship Act or a community-based organization.
Eligible individual beneficiaries are individuals receiving assistance under the State TANF program; or other low-income individuals described by the eligible entity in its application for a grant under this section.
Non-profit organizations applying for funding are required to submit proof of their non-profit status.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Applicants must demonstrate that they have consulted with the State agency responsible for administering the State TANF program, the local workforce investment board in the area in which the project is to be conducted (unless the applicant is such board), the State workforce investment board established under section 111 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and the State Apprenticeship Agency recognized under the Act of August 16, 1937 (commonly known as the ‘National Apprenticeship Act’) (or if no agency has been recognized in the State, the Office of Apprenticeship of the Department of Labor) and that the project will be carried out in coordination with such entities.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Complete application instructions were/will be given in the Funding Opportunity Announcements available at: https://www.Grants.gov.
Grant applications are reviewed and evaluated by objective review panels using the criteria given in the Funding Opportunity Announcement. Each panel is made up of experts with knowledge and experience in the area under review. ACF uses objective review scores to make final decisions on which applications to fund.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Each year following the initial competitive funding, non-competitive continuation applications will be received and processed within 60-90 days.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
The funds may be used to provide education and training to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand. Funds may be used for participant supportive services, including financial aid, child care, and case management.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Federal staff primarily use the semi-annual performance progress reports for the purpose of performance monitoring. Actual progress is compared to projected outcomes.
All financial records are to be maintained in accordance with 45 CFR 75.361-365.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program uses the project period system of funding. Projects are programmatically approved for support in their entirety, but are funded in annual increments called budget periods. Through a competitive process HPOG projects are approved for five year project periods. In general, funding for each budget period must be obligated within the budget period. Recipients are required to submit a non-competing continuation application and semi-annual performance progress reports as a prerequisite for approval and funding of each subsequent budget period within the approved project period. Funding for each budget period is contingent on satisfactory progress, the availability of funds, and the continued best interests of the Federal government. Funds are drawn down by grantees on a periodic basis, typically each month.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
330 C Street SW, Suite 3026
Washington, DC 20201 US
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$71,920,000.00; FY 19 est $69,846,538.00; FY 20 est $71,920,000.00; FY 17$63,554,995.00; FY 16$71,920,000.00; - (Training) FY 18$1,140,089.00; FY 19 est $1,160,000.00; FY 20 est $1,529,000.00; FY 17$1,135,781.00; - (Salaries and Expenses) FY 18$973,775.00; FY 19 est $986,000.00; FY 20 est $991,000.00; FY 17$923,591.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range is $889,896 - $3,000,000. The average is 2,247,500.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Specific program requirements are contained in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
The grants to be funded in FY 2016 are non-competing continuation grants for those grants that were competitively awarded in FY 2015.Fiscal Year 2019
More information about the types of projects funded can be found on the Find HPOG Programs webpage (https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/hpog/findhpogprograms), including one page abstracts for each funded project.