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Minnesota Dental Safety Net Grant Program

Sponsor
Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 9, 2020
Application: Dec 7, 2020
Contact

Randi Callahan
651.201.3860
randi.callahan@state.mn.us

Purpose

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.

Eligibility

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
Minnesota
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 application instructions and the application form are available on the program website.

Applications for step 1 are due November 9, 2020. Step 1 will be used to determine eligibility and award distribution amounts. The grant distribution announcement will go out by November 23, 2020 in an email addressed to the primary contact listed on the application.

Budgets and project descriptions for step 2 are due December 7, 2020.

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



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