Action for a Better Community (ABC): Health Profession Opportunity Grants

Address 1
49 Stone Street
City, State Zip
Rochester, NY 14606

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program was established by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) to provide education and training programs in high-demand health care professions to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients AND other low-income individuals.  This program is an important federal effort to improve the labor marker opportunities of disadvantaged populations within the health care field.

HPOG offer pre-training activities for participants who need to improve basic academic skills or English language proficiency before entering occupational training.

Participants will receive career exploration and planning, integrated case management, support services, and employment placement and retention assistance through Navigators.  Navigators use existing protocols partnering community agencies to provide support services, including assistance with transportation, emergency child care, and other emergency assistance necessary to support successful participation in training and transitions to employment.


Must be 18 years of age
Monroe County Resident
Income Eligibility

Applying to the Program:

Call or email either of the contact persons listed below to set up an appointment.  It is a one appointment process.  Appointment takes about one hour.

Contact Persons:

Lydia Alston-Murphy

ABC Navigator

585-325-5116 ext. 3355


Ariel Grayson

ABC Navigator

585-325-5116 ext. 3354


Pamala Brown-Grinion

ABC Navigator Supervisor

85-325-5116 ext. 3356