New Research Funding Opportunity from OPRE/ACF/HHS

The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently published a funding opportunity announcement to support new research and evaluation under the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program.

Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) University Partnership Research Grants

The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is announcing that it anticipates competitively awarding cooperative agreements to support new research and evaluation under the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program. The cooperative agreements will be awarded to eligible applicants to support researchers and scholars to augment the national and tribal evaluation of HPOG grants by focusing on questions relevant to the implementation of, and outcomes associated with, health care career pathways programs for TANF recipients and other low-income individuals. The cooperative agreements will support research and evaluation that will answer specific questions about HPOG services within local contexts to inform and improve relevant policy and practice decisions. Specific research questions or topics of interest are delineated in the full funding opportunity announcement. Applicants are required to demonstrate a partnership with an HPOG program(s) as an integral part of the research plan development and execution. For a full list of HPOG grantee organizations, please visit: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/hpog 

The full announcement for “Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) University Partnership Research Grants” is available online at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/files/HHS-2016-ACF-OPRE-HG-1169_0.htm 

Eligibility is open to public and private entities that include state, city, and local governments; public, private, and state-controlled institutions of higher education; private, non-profit organizations with, and without, 501(c)(3) IRS tax status; Native American tribal governments (federally recognized) and Native American tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations that are not sole proprietorships. Applicants may apply for up to four years of funding and may be awarded up to $350,000 for each year. 

Applications are due July 11, 2016.  If you have questions regarding this funding opportunity, please email the OPRE grant review team at univpartnershpog@icfi.com or call 1-866-989-HPOG (4764).

Reference Information

Publication Date: 
June, 2016