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Limited Submission Announcement

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Department of Health and Human Services


Health Careers Opportunity Program: The National HCOP Academies

Campus Deadline:


External Deadline:

May 29, 2018 l 10:59 p.m. CT

Web Address:


Funding Amount:

Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $640,000 per year.


Multiple applications from an institution are not allowable. Eligible applicants can submit only one application per campus; multiple applications from a single campus are not allowable. A campus is defined as a division of a university that has its own grounds, buildings (e.g. school of medicine, school of pharmacy) and faculty.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), herein after referred to as the “National HCOP Academies.” The goal of the National HCOP Academies is to expand and better prepare the health care workforce of the 21st century by funding projects to increase and support opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter a health profession.

More specifically, the purpose of the National HCOP Academies grant program is to: 1) promote the recruitment of qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds into the health professions, including allied health programs; 2) improve retention, matriculation and graduation rates by implementing tailored enrichment programs designed to address the academic and social needs of disadvantaged students; and 3) provide opportunities for community-based health profession training in primary care, emphasizing experiences in rural and underserved communities.

Indirect costs under training grants to organizations other than federally recognized Native American or American Indian tribes, state, or local governments will be budgeted and reimbursed at 8 percent of modified total direct costs rather than on the basis of a negotiated cost agreement, and are not subject to upward or downward adjustment. Direct cost amounts for equipment and capital expenditures, tuition and fees, and sub-awards and subcontracts in excess of $25,000 are excluded from the direct cost base for purposes of this calculation.

Post Date: 03/30/18