Minnesota Dental Safety Net Grant Program
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Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Letter of Intent
Sep 23, 2022
Nov 11, 2022
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 under the age of 21.
Applicants must be:
- Critical Access Dental provider
- Nonprofit organization
- Providers not affiliated with a hospital or medical
- 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
- 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
Amount of funding
Estimated total program funding:
Project period: 3 years
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.
Links to additional guidance, application instructions,
and the online
application portal are available on the
program website when applications are being accepted.
Applications for step 1 are due September 23, 2022. Step
1 will be used to determine eligibility and award
distribution amounts. Narrative and budget applications
must be submitted online by November 11, 2022.
Healthcare facilities · Oral health · Poverty · Uninsured and underinsured · Minnesota
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