Examines HPOG options for federal funding and the reporting requirements associated with those funding streams, providing a step–by-step guide for program administrators.

“This report was written to help programs funded under HPOG understand the requirements and performance accountability systems of the major funding streams that support their partner agencies, specifically TANF and the workforce and adult education programs supported under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Titles I and II. By understanding the policies, constraints, and pressures affecting key partners, grantees will be more able to align programs and policies, and overcome barriers to successful and lasting partnerships. The information in this report will also be of value to others building programs that blend funding from different federal programs” (p.1). (Abstractor: Author)

Full publication title: Navigating Federal Programs to Build Sustainable Career Pathways in the Health Professions: A Guide for HPOG Programs

Major Findings & Recommendations

“HPOG, with dedicated Federal funding and support, offers a unique opportunity to build healthcare pathways for TANF recipients and other low-income adults by deepening collaboration with community partners. To be sure, forming partnerships and managing the demands of multiple funding streams, including different performance accountability systems, are serious challenges for grantees. However, without the assistance of HPOG programs, low-income students are left to navigate complex systems by themselves. No one wants a disconnected education and workforce program where individual students must identify their own courses of study, select programs, and navigate the complicated admissions, eligibility, and financial aid systems. That’s why the work of HPOG grantees is so important in making a difference in the lives of low-income students. Time invested in understanding the requirements of different programs and the pressures faced by program administrators can pay off in mutually beneficial partnerships that may last well beyond the grant period. HPOG’s focus on building healthcare pathways can be a catalyst for transformative coordination among community partners” (p.25). (Abstractor: Author)