Health Professions Pathways Program (HPPP) FY 2023-24

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The purpose of the Health Professions Pathways Program is to support and encourage underrepresented and disadvantaged individuals to pursue health careers to develop a more culturally and linguistically competent healthcare workforce.


HPPP is designed to recruit and support students from underrepresented regions and backgrounds to pursue health careers. HPPP is a competitive grant opportunity that is awarded to organizations that will develop and implement health professions pathways programs that can include pipeline programs, summer internships, and post-undergraduate fellowships.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Depending on the award category, HCAI will accept proposals from the following: 

Public and private universities and colleges  
Health professions training programs
High schools or school districts proposing to serve high school students. 
Health professions training programs  
Community-based Organizations
Community Health Centers

Eligible Geographies:

The HPPP activities are open to all participants regardless of age, gender, race, or ethnicity. Program activities should include individuals from historically underrepresented populations and regions and encourage practicing in health professional shortage areas (HPSA). 

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
December 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 Months

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Health Professions Pathways Program, 1-916-326-3700,