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Health Careers Training Program (HCTP) Mini Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits and For-Profits to Encourage
Underrepresented Students to Pursue Health Care Careers

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF)

Deadline Date:

03/04/21 3:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to California public and private nonprofit organizations and private for-profit organizations for activities that encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in health care. Funding is intended to support health career workshops and/or conferences and health care exploration. Applicants should focus on program participants that are educationally and/or economically disadvantaged.

Competitive proposals will demonstrate a commitment to the Mini-Grants goals by implementing the following components:

  • Conducting a conference and/or workshop series aimed at informing individuals of opportunities in health professional careers.
  • Providing support and technical assistance to health professional schools and colleges, as well as to student and community organizations active in minority health professional development.
  • Conducting relevant workforce research and data analysis in the field of minority and disadvantaged health professional development.

Award Category A: Health Career Conferences and/or Workshops

Award Category A 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.

Award Category B: Health Career Exploration

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.

Award Category A and B

Applicants in either category must:

  • Create and/or strengthen educational partnerships, community support, and workforce preparation efforts between entities.
  • Provide programming that is culturally and linguistically responsive to program participants, which requires recognizing and addressing behaviors, values, practices, attitudes, and beliefs as they affect their healthcare.
  • Develop, promote, and use comprehensive curriculum to engage and educate participants on a variety of topics/professions that include, but are not limited to:
    • Care coordination
    • Consumer empowerment
    • Evidence-based and/or community-identified best practices
    • Health literacy
    • Mental/behavioral health and suicide prevention
    • Preparedness and resilience training
    • Primary care service delivery
    • Principles of treating the whole person
    • Substance use treatment
    • Serving individuals across the life span
    • Tele-health

The Mini-Grants program activities are open to all participants regardless of age, gender, race, or ethnicity. Program activities should include individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as Black, African American, African, Hispanic, Latino, American Indian, Native American, Alaska Native, and Southeast Asian communities. For more information about target participants, see here:

https://oshpd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Mini-Grants-Grant-Guide-FINAL.pdf#page=5

Grant funds can be used:

  • To hire consultants, lecturers, workshop instructors, and/or sub-grantees for the delivery of grant services.
  • For in-state travel (in accordance with OSHPD travel policies), advertising, meals, supplies, and off-campus facility costs.
  • For reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities, including instructional/program aids.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140297

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$100,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The applicant’s budget in response to this grant shall not exceed:
- $12,000 for Award Category A
- $15,000 for Award Category B

Term of Contract:

Grant term: June 30, 2021 through June 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

OSHPD will accept proposals from public, private nonprofit, and private for-profit organizations located within California. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Although indirect costs are acceptable expenses, they may not exceed eight percent of the total dollars requested.

Awardees must not use grant funds to supplant the salaries of existing full-time employees, or to provide training or continuing education for staff.

Grant funds cannot be used:
- For out-of-state travel.
- For entertainment purposes including, but not limited to, raffles, games, contest prizes, gambling, bingo, etc.
- To construct or renovate facilities or to purchase equipment.
- To rent space from your own organization (this cost should be included in your indirect expense calculation).
- To supplement the salaries of existing full-time staff of the organization.
- For release time to free full-time staff for participation in the program.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Application opens: January 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
- Application closes: March 4, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
- Awardees announced: March 30, 2021
- Grant term: June 30, 2021 through June 30, 2022

Partnerships may include middle school, high school, higher education, community, government, and funding organizations. You must submit two letters of support from organizations designated as partners in your application.

An organization can submit a separate application for each program they propose to implement (within the same or different award category).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Check Eligibility: https://oshpd.ca.gov/loans-scholarships-grants/eligibility/

Register and apply online: https://eapp.oshpd.ca.gov/funding/

For questions related to Mini-Grants and the eApp, please email or call Mini-Grants staff at:
Email: HCTP@oshpd.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 326-3700

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