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Project HELP

  • Project HELP’s grant funding will expire on September 29, 2021. We will continue to serve participants until that date and will assist with finding alternative supports. We will update this message if funding becomes available for program continuation.

    Pursuing a healthcare career?

    HELP-LogoProject HELP (Health Education Laddering Program) is a five year grant funded project through the Department of Health and Human Services. It is designed to assist income-eligible individuals with education, training, and supportive services that will place them on a healthcare career pathway to jobs that pay well and are in high demand.

    Students who are accepted through random lottery assignment may receive scholarships, tutoring, academic assistance through advising and workshops, career coaching through classes, and other financial incentives. Students must meet with their success coach monthly to stay active in the Project HELP program.

    For more information, visit the HELP program website.


    To qualify for services a student must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, be able to receive federal benefits, and meet income guidelines under 200% of federal poverty level.

    Programs covered by Project HELP include:

    • Medication Aide
    • Nursing Assistant
    • EMT/Paramedics
    • Practical Nursing
    • Registered Nursing
    • Surgical Technologist
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Medical Assisting
    • Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Pharmacy Technician

    Services Offered

    Project HELP offers individual support, tutoring, referrals, college success and career coaching, scholarships and more.

    • Required academic advising and success coaching
    • College Success classes
    • Access to a laptop through checkout program
    • Employment and career classes/workshops
    • Scholarships
    • Financial assistance for tools, scrubs and fuel

    Selection Process

    Project HELP will use random assignment to determine eligibility.


    To determine eligibility and to apply, please contact:

    Vanessa Meinberg – Success Coach

    HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.

    This document was supported by Grant 90FX0040 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.