Health Professions Careers Opportunity Program

The Health Professions Careers Opportunity Program (HPCOP) supports a variety of programs designed to increase the number of underrepresented individuals in health professions training and working in health careers.


Find out if you are eligible for HCAI funding.

Health Professions Pathways Program (HPPP)

HPPP is designed to recruit and support students from underrepresented regions and backgrounds to pursue health careers. 

HPPP is a competitive grant opportunity to award organizations that will develop and implement health professions pathways programs that can include pipeline programs, summer internships, and post undergraduate fellowships.

The HPPP application cycle close date has been extended from June 30, 2022 to July 29, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Please review the 22/23 HPPP Grant Guide for program guidance and requirements.

Application Dates

  • Opens May 31, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
  • Closes July 29, 2022, 3:00 p.m.



Health Careers Exploration Program (HCEP)

HCEP formerly Mini-Grants Program is designed to strengthen the educational and social foundations by providing direct and indirect program support for underrepresented and/or disadvantaged individuals interested in pursuing healthcare careers. 

HCEP awards up to $25,000 to institutions to support conferences, workshops, or career exploration activities, exposing students to health careers. 

Application Dates

  • Opened January 28,  2022, 3:00 p.m. 
  • Closed March 11, 2022, 3:00 p.m. 


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