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Tribal Colleges and Universities Implementation Activities or Feasibility Study for Dental Therapy Training Programs

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National Indian Health Board
Aug 14, 2023

Brett Weber


The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) will provide grants to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to implement activities to support training and educational opportunities for dental therapy students, or to undertake a feasibility study to explore what it would take to begin a dental therapy training program at the TCU.

The overall goal is to develop a stronger and more reliant workforce for oral healthcare in Indian Country.


Applicants must be either a unit of government or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that meets the following criteria:

  • A Tribal college or university
  • Have a strong interest and/or demonstrated commitment to improving or implementing a dental therapy training program

Priority will be given to tribal colleges and universities in states with dental therapy laws.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Two grants up to $15,000 each will be awarded.

The project period will run for 9 months, from approximately September 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024.

Application process

Complete the Brett Weber with the grant code "DHAT 2022-1 TCU" in the subject line.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Dental workforce · Health workforce education and training · Oral health · Planning and strategy methods and resources

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