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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 23, 2022
Application: 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 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 total program funding: $113,000
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.

Application process

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.

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

Organizations (1)

  • Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details

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