Residents of the 11-parishes covered by PHOCAS, who are TANF recipients or that meet low-income guidelines, may apply.  Submission of an application does not equate to enrollment, rather sponsorship selection is guided by program guidelines and federal mandates. 

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.