The Health Careers Exploration Program
The Health Careers Exploration Program supports and encourages underrepresented and disadvantaged
individuals to pursue health careers in order to develop a more culturally and linguistically competent healthcare workforce.
The Health Careers Exploration Program (HCEP) has two awards categories, i.e., Category A and Category B. Award Category A: Health Career Conferences and/or Workshop focuses on introducing participants to a wide variety of health career options by offering health “career fair” experiences and/or workshops. Eligible programs must support a minimum of 100 participants. The awards are $12,000 for Award Category A, and $20,000 for Award Category A with a focus on behavioral health and/or geriatric health careers (at least 50 percent). Award Category B: Hands-On Experience in Healthcare Award Category B focuses on direct exposure of participants to one or more health careers through hands-on experience that includes direct interaction with healthcare professionals in real or simulated healthcare settings. Eligible programs must support a minimum of 50 participants and offer hands on experience over a period of days or weeks. The awards are $15,000 for Award Category B, and $25,000 for Award Category B with a focus on behavioral health and/or geriatric
health careers (at least 50 percent).
- Public Agency
Only organizations may apply.
Organizations must be located in California.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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