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Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.236
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Feb 16, 2016

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Denis Nikiema, Grants Management Specialist

For programmatic or technical assistance questions:
Karen Beckham, Senior Public Health Analyst


The Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities initiative offers funding to states to develop and implement programs that address the dental workforce needs of designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas.

Applicants should describe innovative approaches to addressing and measuring oral health workforce needs at the state level and must include one of the following six focus areas:

  1. Integrating oral and primary care medical delivery systems for underserved communities
  2. Programs to support oral health providers practicing in advanced roles specifically designed to improve oral health access in underserved communities
  3. Practice support through teledentistry to improve access for underserved communities
  4. Community-based prevention service programs for underserved populations, such as water fluoridation and dental sealant programs
  5. Programs to establish or expand oral health services and facilities in Dental HPSAs, such as the establishment or expansion of community-based dental facilities, free-standing dental clinics, school-linked dental facilities, and mobile or portable dental clinics
  6. Grants and low-interest or no-interest loans to help dentists who participate in the Medicaid program to enhance capacity, such as through equipment purchases or the sharing of overhead costs to allow for additional hours of operation

Eligible applicants include Governor-appointed, state government entities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total Funding Available: $3,600,000
Award Ceiling: $500,000 per year
Number of Awards: Up to 8

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application are available through

Technical assistance webinars will be held on December 15, 2015 and February 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Call in Number: 888.810.6750
Passcode: 5094515
Web Link:

Tagged as
Dental workforce · Oral health · Telehealth

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