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Minnesota Dental Safety Net Grant Program

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.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 20, 2021
Application: Nov 15, 2021

The Dental Safety Net Grant Program offers grants to nonprofit Critical Access Dental providers in Minnesota to provide services for low-income and uninsured patients.


Applicants must be:

  • Critical Access Dental provider
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Providers not affiliated with a hospital or medical group
  • Providers who offer free or reduced-cost oral healthcare to low-income patients under the age of 21 with family incomes below 275% of federal poverty guidelines who do not have insurance coverage for oral health care services
  • Providers able to demonstrate that at least 80% of patient encounters in the last 12 months were with patients who were uninsured, or covered by Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award maximum: $33,900
Estimated award minimum: $2,260
Project period: 1 year
Estimated total program funding: $113,000

Grant funds will be allocated proportionally based on the number of individual uninsured patients under the age of 21 served by each eligible provider, compared with the number of uninsured patients under the age of 21 served by all eligible providers.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Letters of intent are due September 20, 2021, which will be used to determine eligibility and award distribution amounts. The grant distribution announcement will go out by September 27, 2021 in an email addressed to the primary contact listed on the application.

Budgets and project descriptions are due November 15, 2021.

Tagged as
Healthcare facilities · Oral health · Poverty · Uninsured and underinsured · Minnesota

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