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Health Profession Opportunity Grant
Allied Health Care Training
What is HPOG2?
The Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG2) is funding to support our communities through healthcare training and education.
Who is involved with this grant?
The Upstate Partnership for Healthcare Pathways (UPHP), with the following organizations:
- Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) – Lead Agency
- Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP)
- Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP)
- Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC)
- SUNY Adirondack
Who is eligible to seek HPOG2 support?
TANF recipients and 200% (or below) poverty level individuals
Who will receive HPOG2 support?
All eligible participants will go through an intake process by a Community Action partner. The grant uses a required “random assignment” process – similar to a lottery. Some will be selected, others will not.
What kinds of healthcare training and education will be available?
- Non-credit training (home health aide, personal care aide, certified nurse’s aide, EMT and others)
- College credit programs (pre-nursing, nursing, substance abuse services and others)
- Many other support services (tutoring, skills assessment, goal setting, job placement, job retention and more) to remove barriers to success
When will the HPOG2 grant start?
Soon! The UPHP group is getting set and making final arrangements.
What can I do now?
Call a Community Action partner so they know you are interested!
Community Action Partner
County Residents Being Served*
Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga,
Fulton, Montgomery or Schenectady
* Residents living in other neighboring counties, please contact closest
To speak with an HPOG staff member at Schenectady County Community College, please contact Gail Shallow at (518) 621-4007 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Health Profession Opportunity Program (HPOG) is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. This document was supported by Grant90FX0054 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through Schenectady County Community College. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.
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